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And for all you Craftside readers today I have two great tips from The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing on Location Around the World to share with you.
They are from the contributor Marc Holms.
When sketching he doesn't try to get the whole structure in, just the parts that initially attracted him. And along with focusing on the interesting elements, he suggests only adding colors to those parts.
I actually like art that only parts are colored in. I think I will be giving these tips a try!
More about the Quarry book:
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. You'll find more than 600 beautiful, contemporary illustrations, as well as artists' profiles and extended captions where these urban sketchers share their stories, how they work, sketching tips, and the tools behind each drawing. With sketches and observations from more than 50 cities in more than 30 countries, this book offers a visually arresting, storytelling take on urban life from different cultures and artistic styles, as well as insight into various drawing techniques and mediums.
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. A native Spaniard, Campanario moved to the U.S. in 1998 and has lived near Seattle with his wife and two children since 2006. He has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, and his journalism career spans two decades, working for newspapers in Barcelona, Lisbon, California, and Virginia.