I’m excited to finally share a project I’ve been working on over the last few months.
The Urban Sketching Handbook: Techniques for Beginners is a part of The Urban Sketching Handbook Series.
Aimed at beginning sketcher or those practicing art in other forms and interested in urban sketching, the book includes many of my sketches photographed in steps to help you explore different approaches to seeing and drawing on location. I share essential skills for sketching everyday objects, architecture, and people and bringing them all together in a sketch. The book also includes sketches shared by nearly 70 urban sketchers from around the world and their thoughts and advice specifically for beginners.
It’s ironic that one of the last bits of the book draft I wrote only a few weeks ago was about sketching from home, and this sketch of the view from my window, reproduced in a series of steps in the book, demonstrates what we’re all practicing now.
I’ll share some excerpts from the book over the next few months. The book will be out towards the end of the year, but it’s available for pre-order now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or at an independent bookstore near you. For preorders outside the US, check this page for links.