"Campanario founded the nonprofit organization Urban Sketchers, and this book showcases the work of over 100 artists worldwide who draw scenes from the cities where they live and travel, posting them at urbansketchers.org. The concept caught on fast, and new groups are forming around the world, connecting with each other online. Here, Campanario offers guidance on tools, techniques, the urban environment, and drawing styles, but the main strength of this book is the 500-plus full-color examples of successful sketches drawn in metropolises and towns all over the globe. VERDICT: Part travel book, part art instruction, this is a great guide to look at before (or instead of) your next vacation." - Library Journal
A native Spaniard, Campanario moved to the U.S. in 1998 and has lived near Seattle with his wife and two children since 2006. His journalism career spans two decades, working for newspapers in Barcelona, Lisbon, California, and Virginia. Campanario has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain.
This is a inspiring book showing the art of urban sketchers around the world.
The only thing wrong with this book is that you will likely spend a lot of time looking through it when you should be out sketching!
Love referring to this book when getting ideas for drawing and journal projects; for inspiration on sketching on the go.
I only recently discovered urban sketching when Jim Hake, my instructor at the Art Gallery of Ontario course, "The Traveller's Sketchbook", told us about this book. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Helen Wilkie
Beautiful examples from around the world--sketching tips and armchair traveling!Published 9 days ago by Karen Hoffman
This book is excellent! Teaches you everything about urban sketching from what to bring and how to post product!Published 14 days ago by Pamela Gregory
I find this book to be a really helpful and interesting view of the work of sketchers around the world, providing lots of variety in styles and skill levels - encouraging for... Read morePublished 22 days ago by G. Mellen
A wonderful book and worth every penny. I look at it a lot and I try to copy some of the examples for practice. Very inspiring.Published 26 days ago by Art-KR
The book is a pure joy to anyone interested in sketching. It starts off with an introduction on what the Urban Sketching movement is all about, then shows delicious examples of... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Leonora Venter