The World of Urban Sketching is a celebration of the art form from every part of the world, with a focus on its continued vitality and growing diversity, showcasing the evolution, techniques, and variety of artwork and artists.
A visual feast of more than 600 images, this comprehensive compendium presents the latest developments and innovations in the creative and rewarding pursuit of on-location drawing and painting. Urban Sketchers (urbansketchers.org), a community of artists founded in 2007 by Seattle journalist and illustrator Gabriel Campanario, promotes the artistic, storytelling, and educational value of on-location drawing and painting. This movement brings together an international group of people who see-and show-the world one drawing or painting at a time. The goal is simple: sketch what you see, in- or outdoors, and share it, either in person or online. You don't need to be an artist, expert, or someone who draws all the time to participate. The remarkable work and inspiring words of this vibrant community were first documented in The Art of Urban Sketching by Gabriel Campanario, which remains influential among artists who are inspired to draw and paint the places where they live and visit. This book, The World of Urban Sketching, written by noted artist and Urban Sketcher correspondent Stephanie Bower, presents a spectacular, all-new collection from an impressive international roster of artists and illustrators.
- New Artwork. Meet and discover the stunning and informative work of both established and emerging urban sketchers.
- New Techniques. Consider new creative options in color and linework, including digital approaches, through step-by-step demonstrations.
- New Stories. Get invaluable insights into creating artwork on location through artists' first-hand accounts, observations, and tips.
Expand your urban sketching skills and find new inspiration as you document your travels, or your own city, town, or backyard, through on-location drawing and painting.