While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Urban Sketching books.
- The Urban Sketcher: Techniques for Seeing and Drawing on Location (2014)
- The Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes: Tips and Techniques for Drawing on Location (Urban Sketching Handbooks) (2014)
- Everyday Sketching and Drawing: Five Steps to a Unique and Personal Sketchbook Habit (2018)
- The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing On Location Around The World (2012)
- Urban Sketching Step by Step: Techniques for creating quick & lively urban scenes (2019)
- Urban Sketching: The Complete Guide to Techniques (2014)
- Urban Watercolor Sketching: A Guide to Drawing, Painting, and Storytelling in Color (2014)
- 5-Minute Sketching — Architecture: Super-quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings (2016)
- The Drawing on Location (Urban Sketching Handbooks) (2015)
- Urban Sketching For Beginners: A Beginner’s Guide to Urban Sketching, Including (2016)
- Sketching People: An Urban Sketcher’s Manual to Drawing Figures and Faces (2016)
- Quick & Lively Urban Sketching (2017)
- 5-Minute Sketching — Landscapes: Super-quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings (2017)
- Archisketcher: A Guide to Spotting & Sketching Urban Landscapes (2001)
- Urban Sketching The Freedom Trail: Walking and Sketching Boston’s Famous Trail. (2014)
Capture the bustle and beauty of life in your town.Experience life as only an artist can! Join the rapidly growing, international movement of artists united by a passion for drawing on location in the cities, towns and villages where they live and travel.
The Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes: Tips and Techniques for Drawing on Location (Urban Sketching Handbooks) (2014)
Award-winning illustrator first introduced his approach to drawing in The Art of Urban Sketching, a showcase of more than 500 sketches and drawing tips shared by more than 100 urban sketchers around the world. Now, he drills down into specific challenges of making sketches on location, rain or shine, quickly or slowly, and the most suitable techniques for every situation, in The Urban Sketching Handbook series.
Why do so many adults come to view drawing as difficult or fraught with anxiety?
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.
Reawaken the art of our ancestors and join the growing movement of reactionary artists, and learn how to capture our fast-paced world in this inspiring book by popular artist and author, Klaus Meier-Pauken.Beginning with useful advice on basic materials as well as priceless information on essential drawing techniques – from essential s…
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.
COLOR YOUR LIFEBring new energy to your sketches of urban scenes with this fresh and simple approach to watercolor painting. Whether you’re an amateur artist, drawer, doodler, or sketcher, watercolor is a versatile sketching medium that’s perfect for people on the go—much like pen or pencil.
Sketching has become very popular. In more than 60 cities around the world, from New Jersey, San Diego, and Montreal to as far as Moscow and Australia, “sketch crawls” find artists drawing what they see. A new social network has emerged where these sketch artists meet for group crawls and upload and share their work online. Like coloring, sketching taps into a desire to be creative in the bygone way of pencil and paper.
The Drawing on Location (Urban Sketching Handbooks) (2015)
The third volume in The Urban Sketching Handbook series, Reportage and Documentary Drawing, is about drawing as a form of journalism or documenting life. This includes drawings events such as parades, music performances, sporting events, speeches, and can include everything from newsworthy political events to simply documenting a day’s adventures.
Urban Sketching for Beginners Do you want to start urban sketching, TODAY? Have you always dreamed of getting into art and drawing?If you answered yes, then is the book you need!Urban sketching is the perfect gateway into the world of art, sketching and drawing.
Drawing people in the outside world can be a real thrill; each sketch captures a particular person and place in time. But it can also be a challenge. How do you spot a likely subject? How do you choose the person most likely to stay still? How do you draw movement for the person that refuses to sit still?
Packed with creative exercises and practical tips, this book will help you breathe life and expression into your urban sketches. In a time when most people have a camera or smartphone to hand at all times, the question of why we sketch is ever more relevant. A sketch cannot capture a scene with perfect accuracy instead, it is about something more.
A comprehensive guide to quick sketching of landscapes. The interest in quick sketching is evident in the popularity of tutorial videos on YouTube. Some of the most popular are Tips to Draw Better in 6 Minutes (1.4 million views) and How to Draw Better in 2 Minutes (2.5 million views). The Urban Sketchers community has more than 86,000 Facebook fans and 10,200 Twitter followers.
Each year over 3.2 million people visit Boston Massachusetts and walk The Freedom Trail, making it one of the most visited historical attractions in the United States. In the summer of 2013, I walked the trail carrying my small backpack filled with my art supplies and sketched anything I found attracting along the way.
Best Urban Sketching Books Worth Your Attention
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The Urban Sketching Handbook Color First, Ink Later: A Dynamic Approach to Drawing and Painting on Location
Author(s): Mike Yoshiaki Daikubara
ID: 3190378, Publisher: Quarry Books, Year: 2022, Size: 13 Mb, Format: epub
The Urban Sketching Handbook Color First, Ink Later: A Dynamic Approach to Drawing and Painting on Location (Volume 15) (Urban Sketching Handbooks, 15)
Author(s): Mike Yoshiaki Daikubara
ID: 3214841, Publisher: Quarry Books, Year: 2022, Size: 22 Mb, Format: pdf
The Urban Sketching Handbook Techniques for Beginners: How to Build a Practice for Sketching on Location
Author(s): Suhita Shirodkar
ID: 2903427, Publisher: Quarry Books, Year: 2021, Size: 32 Mb, Format: epub
Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.