"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.
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This book is so inspiring, and full of fabulous artwork. I found out about so many great artists through this book. Read morePublished 9 days ago by jane
An excellent resource for a newbie like me. I found this instructive and inspiring. Its also nice to get the perspective directly from the horse's mouth.Published 10 days ago by Webgecko
Amazing book about sketch drawings, it was very easy to read, and the way it conducts you around the world with sketch is inspirational. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Jose Betancur
Fun book to leaf through. Not necessarily instructional, but gives one the range of possibilities of sketching in public places. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TOM KLEKAMP
Unique, inspiring, fantastic work. I wish it was on better quality paper, to do the works justice.. I would have paid more for that.Published 1 month ago by Vivienne Pascall
So inspirational. I am having wonderful time exploring these fascinating cities through the eyes of the urban sketchers in this book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by cacherfam
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 3 months ago by Helen Wilkie