Master the challenges of drawing on location with this collection of insider know-how and expert tips and techniques.
Master the challenges of drawing on location with this collection of insider know-how and expert tips and techniques. Illustrator, architect, and international workshop instructor and Urban Sketcher Stephanie Bower has collected 101 of her best insider drawing tips, hacks, and techniques and shares them in this fully illustrated, portable book. Learn shortcuts to getting your perspective right, determining your composition, and balancing your light and shadow. This book collects many basic drawing techniques into one handy volume:
How to draw a great line
Using ellipses to draw arches
How towers are like wedding cakes
The importance of your eye level line in sketching ... and 97 things more!
The book also features beautiful example illustrations from Urban Sketchers around the globe! Whether you are new to sketching or are an experienced artist, this book is chock-full of useful, practical, and clever tips to take your drawing to the next level. The Urban Sketching Handbook series offers location artists expert instruction on creative techniques, on-location tips and advice, and an abundance of visual inspiration. These handy references come in a compact, easy-to-carry format with an elastic band closure-perfect to toss in your backpack or artist's tote.
Stephanie Bower worked as a licensed Architect in New York City before gravitating to professional architectural illustration and concept design. She taught the how-tos 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 the author of The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective, (Quarry Books, 2016).
Paperback - B format
Art techniques & principles