Architecture and cityscapes
Not every city has an art deco skyscraper or centuries-old cathedrals, but buildings—big and small, old and new, lavish and utilitarian—are everywhere, offering the urban sketcher a wide array of drawing opportunities. It’s easy to overlook that ample variety of buildings and spaces we inhabit, and how different they are from city to city, country to country. From houses, apartments, and shopping malls to public buildings and places of worship, the structures humans have created over the centuries, for shelter, commerce, industry, transportation, or recreation are fascinating subjects to study and sketch.
In this handbook, are laied out keys to help make your experience of drawing architecture and city spaces fun and rewarding: composition, depth, scale, contrast, line, and creativity. A premium is put on composition and on getting proportions right, and also on making the linework carry emotion and on the use of colour. Sketches should have contrasting tonal values and a sense of depth, and not to forget a touch of personal style.
The word architecture may bring to mind blueprints and meticulously rendered floor plans, but remember that sketching architecture is not an exact science. It’s a fun pastime!
About This Series:
As hobbies go, urban sketching is simple and accessible. All you need to do is grab some drawing tools and capture what’s happening in your city or neighborhood.
Once you get out and about, pen or pencil in hand, you’ll discover the many different layers and aspects of urban sketching: How can I draw people when they move around so much? Do I have to sketch every brick? What should I do with my sketches when I’m done?
Whether you are a seasoned sketcher or just starting out, The Urban Sketching Handbook lays out key strategies and examples that will come in handy each time you open your sketchbook.
Gabriel Campanario is a staff artist at The Seattle Times and the founder of UrbanSketchers.org, an online community and nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location sketching. He lives in the Seattle area with his wife and two children. You can see his newspaper work at seattletimes.com/seattlesketcher and follow him on Twitter @seattlesketcher..
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|Cover||Softcover with rubber band|
|Dimensions||cm 12,7 x 20,3|