The 14-day continuous drawing contest with the theme of COVID-19 pandemic was initiated by the team “Urban Sketchers Hanoi” from March 15 to March 29. It has been more than halfway so far but the contest has been enthusiastically attended by people of all ages, even 6 or 7-year-old children, who love sketching. Each person makes a picture per day, continuously for 14 days.
“Music or painting may not be food but the spiritual remedy for us to overcome difficulties more easily…” – With that spirit, the team “Urban Sketchers Hanoi” has 14 days to paint nice pictures expressing the colorful life on paper. Through the delicate brush strokes, Hanoi appears incredibly beautiful despite the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic around the world.
The works will be exhibited and auctioned in April. A part of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to COVID-19 prevention funds.
The pictures are mainly about the daily life of people in COVID-19 pandemic time, frontline forces fighting COVID-19, an isolated quarter, etc. and of course, the familiar images in Hanoi city.
“Angel in the White Blouse” with a message “We stayed at work for you. Please stay at home for us” by Dang Truong Giang
“Truc Bach-Ngu Xa isolation zone” by Dang Truong Giang
“Taking exercise at home”, “The boy studying online” and “Staying at home for the nation” by Tran Thi Thanh Thuy
“Fashion when going out” by Sao Nguyen
“nCovi sterilization process” by Sao Nguyen
“Foreign visitors on the street” by Nguyen Chieuly
“Cleaning around the house”, “Vitamin C”, “Reading in free time during the pandemic” and “Hero killing nCovi”, … by Nguyen Tan – 11 years old
“Let’s wear a mask” – Minh Khue – 7 years old
“Simple thinking of the cat. What to do with Corona?” – Nguyen Ha Minh Anh – 9 years old
“Staying at home to show the patriotism” – by De Men – 6 years old“
Dinosaur shouts out a fire to blow away Coronavirus” by Dinh Khoa – 7 years old
Author Nam Phong recalls the image of sidewalk cook-shops and pedlars in Hanoi that have been temporarily closed because of COVID-19
Author with nickname Phuong Qldt shows a positive view in the pandemic time: When we have to stay at home, we draw flowers for a blooming life
Author Thanh Thao sends the message “Believe in roses”
Sharing the same view as Phuong Qldt, author Sao Nguyen also paints the best moments of March in Hanoi, when skimmed white flowers bloom on a street corner “Skimmed flowers are still blooming”.
Not only Sao Nguyen but also millions of people on this planet are looking forward to returning to the normal life.