The Urban Sketching Handbook: Techniques for Beginners

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.

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 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.
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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.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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18 Responses to The Urban Sketching Handbook: Techniques for Beginners

  1. Ann Green says:

    Great news! I’ll be ordering one.

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  2. Debbie Thornhill says:

    Order placed! Well done, Suhita!!

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  3. a2459827 says:

    Already pre-ordered. Good for you!

    Marvey

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  4. Wow congrats!! you sure kept that quiet!! Eileen

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  5. thanks Eileen! Yeah, gotta wait for the publisher to give me the go-ahead 🙂

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  6. WOO HOO! AWESOME! I confess, I could not wait to read your whole post. I just hopped over to Amazon and placed my order. You’re da woman Suhita.!

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  7. Nyaradzo Dzvova says:

    Congratulations, Suhita! I am so excited. Can’t wait to read it 🙂

    I hope you and your family are safe in all of this. I have enjoyed your sketches from home from the past 2 weeks.

    Thank you for that. Nyari

    On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 10:53 AM Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook wrote:

    > Suhita Shirodkar posted: “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” >

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    • Nyari, thank you for checking in. Yes , we are safe and well, sheltering in place. I hope blogging everyday is a way to share how I’m still sketching through all of this. Hope you are too.

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  8. Odee says:

    THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!!!! I hope our local bookstore carries it as soon as it’s available. I’m definitely buying after the lockdown.

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  9. miatagrrl says:

    So exciting! Congrats, Suhita!!

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  10. Donald says:

    I’d like to preorder this book. Where is the link to do that? Can it be available in Indonesia?

    Donald

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