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Urban Sketching: The Complete Guide to Techniques
     

Urban Sketching: The Complete Guide to Techniques

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by Thomas Thorspecken
 

While most sketching guides leave the artist with static bowls of fruit and flower vases to develop their skill, Urban Sketching takes its inspiration from the living, breathing world around us! Contents include the nuts and bolts of sketching and drawing as well as a range of techniques specific to this artistic genre. Readers will discover:
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  • Overview


    While most sketching guides leave the artist with static bowls of fruit and flower vases to develop their skill, Urban Sketching takes its inspiration from the living, breathing world around us! Contents include the nuts and bolts of sketching and drawing as well as a range of techniques specific to this artistic genre. Readers will discover:

  • Rules on perspective that will aid inn capturing landscapes, buildings, and objects accurately
  • Tips for capturing the essence of people in sketches when subjects are on the move
  • The art of adding notes, commentary, and even speech to sketches

    Chapters on sharing sketches through social media, joining the international urban sketching community, digitizing work, and more make this new guide the quintessential resource for anyone interested in joining the exciting art movement. More than 350 full-color illustrations throughout.

  • Editorial Reviews

    From the Publisher

    "An exceptional selection for intermediate and advanced artists looking to step out of the studio."
    --Library Journal
    Library Journal
    06/01/2014
    In 2009, Thorspecken set himself a goal to sketch on location and to share one sketch per day on his blog (analogartistdigitalworld.com). Here the artist imparts much of what he has discovered about urban sketching since. Instead of step-by-step exercises, he presents and discusses many examples of drawings both in progress and complete and offers lots of practical advice on topics such as where to find inspiration, how to hook up with a sketching community, and how to fit this rewarding pursuit into a busy schedule. Thorspecken also offers tips on color and perspective and suggestions for the tools urban sketchers should carry with them. VERDICT An exceptional selection for intermediate and advanced artists looking to step out of the studio.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781438003412
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    03/01/2014
    Pages:
    128
    Sales rank:
    340,140
    Product dimensions:
    8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

    Meet the Author


    Thomas Thorspecken (aka Thor) attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City. There, his work as a freelance illustrator for The Daily News included sketching historic buildings throughout the city. After 10 years at Disney Feature Animation Studios, he continues to pursue his passion through sketching and teaching.

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    Urban Sketching: The Complete Guide to Techniques 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
    A_Sloan More than 1 year ago
    Gorgeous book with great ideas! Thor's book is a wonderful and welcome new spin on sketching. I was so impressed by his daily blog on life in and around Orlando that I thought it would be good to learn more about his process. For the urban sketching style his marks tend to be very gestural and free. I'm looking to diversify my skillset and have been drawing primarily with architectural pens. I haven't had this book the years that I have worked with The Technical Pen, but it's proving to be a good resources so far!