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The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing On Location Around The World

by Gabriel Campanario

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This is a beautiful book. Motivation to travel and to take time to really look at your environment. Almost all of the drawings are by professional illustrators, architects, and artists. Just looking through this book is inspiring! (a bit intimidating for a novice, but it is not really a basic how-to) ( )
  deldevries | Jan 31, 2016 |
Tour the world, one sketch at a time. I've been familiar with Urban Sketching for a while now, but this was the first book of theirs I'd read. It's mostly a book of inspiration: short artist bios and tips, but mostly just drawing after drawing, each with a description of the tools used and how long it took to complete. This last was especially telling: yes, it's amazing, but the artist also sat there on the sidewalk for two straight hours to complete it. Definitely recommended if you're looking for something to sketch, or just want to see some amazing artwork. ( )
  melydia | Nov 25, 2015 |
This book is wonderful. If you are at all interested in drawing, sketching, or painting on location then you should grab this book. The illustrations are great and it has good information about the artists themselves as well as hints and techniques to help you become a better artist as well. ( )
  conceptDawg | Oct 23, 2013 |
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The Art of Urban Sketching is both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings by artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel. Authored by the founder of the nonprofit organization Urban Sketchers (www.urbansketchers.org), this beautiful, 320-page volume explains urban sketching within the context of a long historical tradition and how it is being practiced today. With profiles of leading practitioners and discussions of the benefits of working in this art form, this inspiring book shows how one can participate and experience this creative outlet through modern-day social networks and online activity. You'll find more than 600 beautiful, contemporary illustrations, as well as artists' profiles and extended captions where these urban sketchers share their stories, how they work, sketching tips, and the tools behind each drawing. With sketches and observations from more than 50 cities in more than 30 countries, The Art of Urban Sketching offers a visually arresting, storytelling take on urban life from different cultures and artistic styles, as well as insight into various drawing techniques and mediums.… (more)

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