The Beginner’s Guide to Urban Sketching: Everything You Need to Know to Capture Your Favorite Places in Ink and Watercolor (Paperback)
Oh, The Places You’ll Sketch!
Capture the world as it lives and breathes in the pages of your sketchbook. Taria Dawson, creator of the popular blog Urban Sketching World, makes it easy to draw on location. Using the art form’s loose, colorful and spontaneous method, you’ll learn to create sentimental impressions of the places where you live and travel. And all with minimal supplies!
Transform the everyday mundane into something magical as you work through focused lessons that build on each other to create full scenes of popular settings. Record your favorite dining experiences, covering everything from the restaurant’s atmosphere to your food’s mouthwatering textures. Chronicle the changing landscape of your home city as you illustrate the ornate architecture of old buildings next to budding skyscrapers. Or relax and unwind at the park as you practice introducing organic shapes and motion into your visual stories.
Full of tips for drawing everything from simple road signs to iconic city skylines, this is the perfect guide to help you document all your sketchy adventures, no matter where you are or where you go.
“For anyone wanting to explore the wonderful world of urban sketching, this book provides clear insights into the various techniques and skills needed to get started.”
—Ian Fennelly, urban sketcher, artist and educator
“Taria guides you through the process of urban sketching in a relaxed, engaging way to set you off on your drawing journey with confidence.”
—James Hobbs, author of Sketch Your World
“This book is worth its weight in gold.”
—Danny Gregory, cofounder of Sketchbook Skool and author of Everyday Matters
“With attainable techniques and a practical approach, Taria’s book will make you want to grab your art supplies and go on an urban sketching adventure right away!”
—Koosje Koene, artist and author of Life Is Better When You Draw (It)