25 artists scattered around the globe have been brought together to share tips about their favorite urban settings, including locations in South America, Europe, Canada, Asia, and beyond. Citified sketchers will be guided through techniques for capturing frenetic street scenes as well as the rare moments of peace found in metropolitan centers with the aid of sections that include basic sketching knowledge, architecture and landscape sketching, common tools and materials, and FAQs about landscape sketching. In addition to this practical knowledge, artists’ profiles featuring samples of their work, descriptions of their methods, advice on composition and proper material use, and philosophical views on the art of urban sketching provide ample encouragement to inspire any artist to take to the streets.
Library Review Journal states, “This guide makes a strong case for urban dwellers and city tourists to draw their environments, positing that the practice sharpens perception and imparts more personal emotion than digital snapshots could. . . . Inspiration for any visually creative person, whether they live in a city or only visit.”
Contributing artists include:
And many more…