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

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.

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2 comments to The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing On Location Around The World

  • Parka

    Showcases the love for sketching Urban sketchers is a community of sketchers who share their sketches online. There are groups in various countries. I’m a follower of the main blog. I find it very interesting to be reading about places around the world, getting to know the streets through the eyes of people living or traveling there.This book is 320 pages thick. For the price, it’s a terrific bargain. There are over 500 sketches featured from artists all around the globe. The styles are incredibly varied, ranging from pencil sketches to watercolour paintings. Each artist has a personal style, and each sketch has a story to tell. Some of the artists are so good they should publish their own books. Gerard Michel is one of them.There are three sections in the book. The first is the introduction on urban sketching. The second section showcases the different places drawn. That’s the bulk of the book. And the third provides inspiration on where and what you can draw.The location drawings are accompanied by artist profiles and drawing tips. This isn’t an instructional book so it doesn’t really cover the techniques on drawing.I like the short stories on the sketches. Florian Afflerbach and his friends were drawing in Venice when the flood came and soak their feet. Nina Johansson documented the demolition of a public bath house, and the protest against the demolition.Artist Joao Catarino has a sentiment that I share: Drawing everywhere is like traveling all the time. Sketching is one way to get the holiday mood all the time. I can look back at my sketches and remember vividly the places visited. I cannot say the same for travel photos I’ve taken. The experience is richer when you’re not looking but studying a place. I wish I had started sketching earlier.This is a fantastic book.Highly recommended.(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)

  • The Scribbler

    Travel the World with Sketchers With more than 100 sketchers contributing to this book it is just a treasure trove of sketches from around the world. Some focus on the architecture, some on the people, but all capture real places in real time. Each image has notes on the materials and time used to create it. Sprinkled throughout the book are tips from many of the artists. If you are a sketcher, or just an armchair traveler, this is a unique way to see the world not through someone’s camera but through their sketchbook. I’ll go back to this book again and again.

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