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Marc Taro Holmes
North Light Books

The Urban Sketcher


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Capture the bustle and beauty of life in your town! Join the rapidly growing, international movement of artists united by a passion for drawing on location in the cities, towns and villages where they live and travel. Packed with art and advice from Marc Taro Holmes, artist and co-founder of urbansketchers.org, this self-directed workshop shows you how to draw inspiration from real life and bring that same excitement into your sketchbook. Inside you'll find everything you need to tackle architecture, people, and busy street scenes.

The Urban Sketcher includes 15 step-by-step demonstrations to help you create expressive drawings using pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor. Holmes hands out expert tips for achieving a balance of accuracy, spontaneity and speed, plus practical advice for working in the field. You'll learn how to choose subjects, cope with onlookers, and capture people in motion.

Daily exercises and creative prompts are included to help you develop your sketching practice. Whether you are a habitual doodler or a seasoned artist, The Urban Sketcher will have you out in the world sketching from the very first page. By completing drawings on the spot, in one session, you achieve a fresh impression of not just what you see, but also what it feels like to be there.

  • Author:

    Marc Taro Holmes

  • Title:

    The Urban Sketcher

  • Dimensions:

    10.82 x 8.21 x 0.45 inches

  • Pages:


  • Publisher:

    North Light Books

  • Publication Date:

    October 28, 2014

  • ISBN: