The Art of Urban Sketching

By Gabriel Campanario,

Book cover of The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing on Location Around the World

Book description

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. This beautiful volume explains urban sketching within the context of a long historical tradition and how it is practiced today.…

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2 authors picked The Art of Urban Sketching as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is a large, beautiful book filled with urban sketches from all over the world. It is an absolute treasure trove and curated by the instigator of urban sketching himself.

I found it absolutely fascinating to explore the vast styles of urban sketching and also how popular the activity is, with sketchers representing a mind-blowing number of countries around the world.

This is a holy book of urban sketching and one you will keep returning to for more and more inspiration.

Drawing on location for the first time can be an intimidating prospect: where to start? Urban Sketchers, a non-profit organisation founded by Gabriel Campanario, the author of this book, has hundreds of groups around the world that meet to draw together in a supportive and non-judgmental way. Some participants have been drawing for decades, others perhaps never before. This book features more than 500 works by diverse artists from 30 countries who describe the tools they use and how they go about drawing what is around them. It is a route not only to get drawing and be inspired to…

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