Urban Sketching: Capturing the Views around Us offers the readers with wealth of information on becoming successful urban sketchers and at the same time gives them the encouragement and opportunities to experience the joy and fun of urban sketching.
The book gives an overview on various artist tools and materials that urban sketchers will have to familiarize themselves with, aiming to develop and enhance their sketching skills. Readers, novice sketchers, and urban sketchers of various skill levels will find this book as an information source on topics such as line quality, tonal values, perspectives, shades, and shadows, including other elements of art as applied to urban sketching.
Readers will find good information in the opening chapter on how urban sketching as an art movement is gaining popularity around the world through the Internet and various social media platforms. The section also highlights information on how urban sketching as a form of hobby is encouraging housewives, students, youths, and ordinary people into becoming urban sketchers themselves.
The inclusion of important basic art principles in one chapter will greatly benefit readers, beginners and urban sketchers alike, with ideas and knowledge on how certain objects are being drawn with the intention of gaining unique and personal sketching style. The author’s sketching style and techniques using various media will encourage readers to explore the use of other media. Sketches from other international urban sketchers, with their unique and notable sketching styles, are featured in this book to provide readers and sketchers with an array of great and interesting sketches from which to learn and appreciate.