The Urban Sketching Art Pack

The Urban Sketching Art Pack by Gabriel Campanario, Veronica Lawlor and Stephanie Bower

A Guide Book and Sketch Pad for Drawing on Location Around the World—Includes a 112-page paperback book plus 112-page sketchpad

Format: Hardback, 112 Pages
ISBN: 9781631593789
Publisher: Quarry Books
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The Urban Sketching Art Pack is a portable package that includes an informational book and companion sketchpad filled with prompts for sketching on the go.

The Urban Sketching Handbook series is now in a new format! This portable version of the art package includes a 112-page informational book and a 112-page companion sketchpad full of challenges to get you started on sketching urban environments.

The Urban Sketching Art Pack tackles the specific challenges of making sketches on location. You’ll find out the best ways to sketch rain or shine, quickly or slowly. Learn how to frame your scene, create a strong composition, and add detail and interest. Find out how to draw figures in motion, in proportion, and how to capture a person's features. As you advance through the lessons, you'll come to understand the anatomy of a good sketch by learning the secrets to how to draw in perspective.

Best of all, you'll learn how to maximize your location drawing opportunities by developing your eye for sketch-worthy events and learning to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of your fascinating city. 

Gabriel Campanario is a staff artist at The Seattle Times and the founder of Urban Sketchers (www.urbansketchers.org), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing. Campanario's newspaper column, Seattle Sketcher, was awarded first place for blog writing in "The Best of the West" journalism contest. The blog and weekly print column, which combine location sketches and written stories, have quickly become popular in the Seattle area, where Campanario has been featured in TV and radio appearances. A native Spaniard, Campanario moved to the U.S. in 1998 and has lived near Seattle with his wife and two children since 2006. His journalism career spans two decades, working for newspapers in Barcelona, Lisbon, California, and Virginia. Campanario has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.

Veronica Lawlor is an instructor at Parsons the New School for Design, Pratt Institute, and her own Dalvero Academy. She is an illustrator and the president of Studio 1482, the illustration collective that contributed illustrations to One Drawing A Day and One Watercolor A Day. Lawlor is also a correspondent with Urban Sketchers, and her work was featured in the Quarry book: The Art of Urban Sketching, as well as in the first two issues of the Urban Sketching Handbook series.

Stephanie Bower worked as a licensed Architect in New York City before gravitating to professional architectural illustration and concept design. She taught the how-to's of architectural sketching for over twenty-five years in New York City at Parsons, in Seattle at the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts, and most recently, in popular sketching workshops called "Good Bones" where she teaches the concepts of basic perspective sketching and watercolor. Bower was an instructor at the 2014 Urban Sketchers Symposium in Paraty, Brazil and also teaches an annual workshop in Civita di Bagnoregio Italy. People around the world follow her sketches online via Flickr, her blog "Drawing Perspectives", and as blog correspondent for Urban Sketchers. She is also a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society.

Format: Hardback, 112 Pages
ISBN: 9781631593789
Illustrations: color illustrations
Size: 6.25 in x 8 in / 158.75 mm x 203.2 mm
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