sketching people an urban sketchers guide to drawing figures and faces

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Sketching People

Author : Lynne Chapman
ISBN : 1782213856
Genre : Drawing
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Drawing people out in the world is exciting; there is an immediacy and honesty to the art you create, and each sketch contains a host of memories, not just of the individuals captured on the paper, but of the place and the moment in time that the sketch occupied. But it can also be a challenge: how do you spot people who are likely to stay still for you and how do you draw movement, for those occasions when they don't! This book provides straight-forward, practical help to give beginner sketchers the confidence and ability to draw all sorts of people in a variety of situations.

Sketching People

Author : Lynne Chapman
ISBN : 1438007264
Genre : Art
File Size : 67. 18 MB
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Learn how to draw all sorts of people--sitting still or on the go--in many different settings. Fledgling artists will discover the keys to conveying character, age, skin tone, street life, and more. Clearly written, fun to read, and bursting with inspirational artwork and candid advice.

The Urban Sketcher

Author : Marc Taro Holmes
ISBN : 9781440334795
Genre : Art
File Size : 87. 28 MB
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Make the world your studio! Capture the bustle and beauty of life in your town. Experience life as only an artist can! 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 fi nd everything you need to tackle subjects ranging from still lifes and architecture to people and busy street scenes. 15 step-by-step demonstrations cover techniques for creating expressive drawings using pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor. Expert tips for achieving a balance of accuracy, spontaneity and speed. Practical advice for working in the field, choosing subjects, coping with onlookers, capturing people in motion and more. Daily exercises and creative prompts for everything from improving essential skills to diverse approaches, such as montages, storytelling portraits and one-page graphic novels. 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 . . . visual life stories as only you can experience them.

Urban Watercolor Sketching

Author : Felix Scheinberger
ISBN : 9780770435240
Genre : Art
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A guide that shows painters, drawers, doodlers, and urban sketchers how to bring their drawings to life with colorful, bold, yet accessible painting methods. Watercolor sketching is a rapidly emerging technique that enlivens sketches done in pen or pencil with the expressive washes, glazes, and luminous hues of watercolor . This lushly illustrated resource teaches artists on the go how to sketch with watercolor, rendering subjects efficiently and without inhibitions. Readers are guided through all aspects of the medium, from fundamental techniques including wet-on-wet, glazing, and washes; materials and supplies; and little known tips and tricks for getting the most out of watercolor (for example, just sprinkling a little salt on your painting creates a texture that's impossible to achieve with a brush.) A strong focus color theory provides a solid foundation for enhancing drawings with vibrant hues.

Urban Sketching

Author : Thomas Thorspecken
ISBN : 0857621297
Genre : City and town life in art
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This book is a guide to how to sketch the world around you, for anyone who wants to know how to draw the exciting and ever changing events of everyday life. Discover your place in the world, one sketch at a time. Content includes the nuts and bolts of ske

The Urban Sketching Handbook People And Motion

Author : Gabriel Campanario
ISBN : 9781592539628
Genre : Art
File Size : 24. 57 MB
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Provides the keys to help make the experience of drawing human forms and their movements fun and rewarding, using composition, depth, scale, contrast, line and creativity.

Freehand Drawing And Discovery

Author : James Richards
ISBN : 9781118232101
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 46. 26 MB
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"The things we learn about our environment when we draw on location help us as we imagine, draw, and design the future." —Francis D.K. Ching While computer-aided design has changed the way designers explore and communicate their visions, freehand drawing remains an essential skill for capturing a flow of visual ideas and developing them on the spot. Freehand Drawing & Discovery takes an updated and practical approach to using hand sketching in a digital world, employing a "both/and" philosophy that shows you how to rapidly capture ideas with hand sketching that can then be further explored and refined using digital tools. Created by an urban designer and blog correspondent for Urban Sketchers, this resource-rich, user-friendly guide provides step-by-step instruction on drawing tools and techniques. It offers practical suggestions on how to use freehand sketching skills in conjunction with digital tools on real-world projects. Freehand Drawing & Discovery: Crosses disciplinary boundaries, from architecture, urban planning, and landscape architecture to the widely diverse Urban Sketching community Covers sketching tools and techniques, location sketching, concept sketching, and digital sketching Includes nearly 300 full-color drawings, including contributions by Michael Vergason, Kevin Sloan, Christine Ten Eyck, Luis Ruiz, Gabriel Campanario, Liz Steel, Kim Perry, Bob Hopewell, and a special contribution on digital design sketching by Robert Chipman Features access to video tutorials in which the author demonstrates techniques for creating sketches from your imagination, sketching on location, sketching on a digital tablet, and painting with watercolors Freehand Drawing & Discovery is a must-have handbook for students and professionals in urban planning, landscape architecture, and architecture. It is also a rewarding resource for general artists, sketchers, and anyone interested in the Urban Sketching phenomenon.

Sketching People

Author : Jeff Mellem
ISBN : 9781440317477
Genre : Art
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Life Lessons: Learn How to Capture a World Constantly in Motion Fluid, fast and expressive life drawing starts here. Step by step, you'll learn to render fleeting gestures from memory, capture expressions simply and more quickly, give your drawing a life of its own with body language, and more. Along the way, you'll develop a more spontaneous approach for successfully working from life. Inside you'll find: A comprehensive course on drawing from life, based on classic principles Essential techniques for drawing gesture, figures, clothing, expression, body language and more Lots of exercises that bring lessons to life The skills you'll learn from this book are so fundamental that every artist will find something in these useful lessons for making the most of all the inspiration that life has to offer.

The Art Of Urban Sketching

Author : Gabriel Campanario
ISBN : 9781610581967
Genre : Art
File Size : 53. 98 MB
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The Art of Urban Sketching is both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings by artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel. Authored by the founder of the nonprofit organization Urban Sketchers (www.urbansketchers.org), this beautiful, 320-page volume explains urban sketching within the context of a long historical tradition and how it is being practiced today. With profiles of leading practitioners and discussions of the benefits of working in this art form, this inspiring book shows how one can participate and experience this creative outlet through modern-day social networks and online activity. You'll find more than 600 beautiful, contemporary illustrations, as well as artists' profiles and extended captions where these urban sketchers share their stories, how they work, sketching tips, and the tools behind each drawing. With sketches and observations from more than 50 cities in more than 30 countries, The Art of Urban Sketching offers a visually arresting, storytelling take on urban life from different cultures and artistic styles, as well as insight into various drawing techniques and mediums.

Archisketcher

Author : Simone Ridyard
ISBN : 9781440341038
Genre : Art
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"For urban sketchers...each new city is a clean white page." There is nothing quite like the thrill of heading out on the town, sketchbook in hand, in search of a view worth capturing. Archisketcher will help you embrace the excitement of sketching on location while overcoming common challenges. You'll see that you don't need to be an architect to draw architecture confidently. Nor do you need to understand the intricate details of perspective, design or color theory. This dynamic handbook tells you just what you need to know to create sketches that work well compositionally, provide a sense of depth and scale, and--most importantly--capture the true spirit of place. Richly illustrated with urban landscapes from around the world--from skyscrapers in Asia, to picturesque English villages, to Mediterranean hill towns Two-page spreads present various artists' interpretations of Notre Dame, the Brooklyn Bridge and other iconic landmarks Features ten spotlights on contemporary urban sketchers who discuss the architectural styles and features in their own neighborhoods, from Montreal to Madrid From architectural portraits to bustling streetscapes to sweeping skylines, the art of urban sketching comes alive on these pages. Whether you aspire to capture the pulse of cities afar or your own hometown, the art and ideas in this book will make your efforts more successful and enjoyable.

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