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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About the Author
Gabriel Campanario is a staff artist at The Seattle Times and the founder of Urban Sketchers (www.urbansketchers.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing. Campanario's newspaper column, Seattle Sketcher, was awarded first place for blog writing in "The Best of the West" journalism contest. The blog and weekly print column, which combine location sketches and written stories, have quickly become popular in the Seattle area, where Campanario has been featured in TV and radio appearances. A native Spaniard, Campanario moved to the U.S. in 1998 and has lived near Seattle with his wife and two children since 2006. His journalism career spans two decades, working for newspapers in Barcelona, Lisbon, California, and Virginia. Campanario has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.
Table of Contents
SECTION I: Becoming an Urban Sketcher
What is Urban Sketching?
Tools for Your Portable Studio
Style and Technique
SECTION II: See the World, One Drawing at a Time
New York City
SECTION III: Drawing Inspiration
Skylines, Cityscapes, and Panoramas
Buildings and Architecture
Industry and Construction Sites
Harbors and Waterfronts
Monuments, Cars, and Urban Furniture
Through the Seasons
Events, News, and Performances
Subways, Buses, and Airports
Cafes, Restaurants, and Bars
People in Action
Parks and Museums
About the Author
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I read about this book in an article in a Seattle newspaper and I was so intrigued that I ordered a copy right away. What a pleasure this book is! I brought it with me on a trip overseas and I was so inspired by the sketches that I bought some pens so I could start my own urban sketches. There is something magical about capturing images on a pen compared to just pointing and clicking with a camera. There is a lot to learn from the variety of sketching styles and the geographical reach of this book. I refer to this book often, and it is now my portable art gallery!
I can't recommend this book enough! A must have if you are planning on sketching urban areas. Nice helpful hints from sketchers from around the world.