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Book Release (and a free downloadable pdf)

My book “The Urban Sketching Handbook: Techniques for Beginners” releases today! (Also, a free downloadable pdf from the book) Continue reading

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Monday’s Mixed Bag

Last week was thin on sketches: when the temperature hits 110+, (a record for the city) you stay home and do pretty much nothing. Still, here’s a few things, mostly from before the heatwave. Some days are better than others. … Continue reading

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The ones that don’t work out… and a new brush

Usually I’d just post this sketch. Maybe with a caption that says “Watercolor study, 10-15 minutes”. But doing that is just half the story, and probably the less important half. Because that quick, no-pencil, straight-to-paint capture was attempt #2 (or … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Urban Sketcher by Marc Taro Holmes

Every once in a while┬áI receive an email from a sketcher (or a potential sketcher) somewhere in the world asking what book I would recommend to them as an urban sketcher. My go-to book for anyone new to the subject … Continue reading

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