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

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byGabriel Campanario

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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.

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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 cont...

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. Th...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 10.12 × 8.5 × 1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:Quarry BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1592537251

ISBN - 13:9781592537259

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

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

Seattle

Victoria

San Francisco

Davis

Los Angeles

San Diego

San Antonio

Kansas City

Toronto

Montreal

New York City

Washington DC

Norfolk

Orlando

Santo Domingo

São Paulo

Buenos Aires

Johannesburg

Nouakchott

Marrakech

Malaga

Cordoba

Lisbon

Barcelona

Blois

Rennes

Paris

Liege

London

Sheffield

Dublin

Berlin

Stuttgart

Kandern

Venice

Rome

Naples

Istanbul

Tel Aviv

Al Ain

Pune

Bangkok

Penang

Singapore

Jakarta

Semarang

Hong Kong

Seoul

Tokyo

Auckland

Sydney

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

Night Sketching

Contributors

About the Author

Editorial Reviews

"Campanario founded the nonprofit organization Urban Sketchers, and this book showcases the work of over 100 artists worldwide who draw scenes from the cities where they live and travel, posting them at urbansketchers.org. The concept caught on fast, and new groups are forming around the world, connecting with each other online. Here, Campanario offers guidance on tools, techniques, the urban environment, and drawing styles, but the main strength of this book is the 500-plus full-color examples of successful sketches drawn in metropolises and towns all over the globe. VERDICT: Part travel book, part art instruction, this is a great guide to look at before (or instead of) your next vacation." - Library Journal