Urban Sketching: The Complete Guide to Techniques

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Barron's, 2014 - Art - 128 pages
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.

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Received it immediately and the contents are fantastic. I use it every day. What an inspiration. Read full review

About the author (2014)

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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