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The Urban Sketching Handbook 101 Sketching Tips

Tricks, Techniques, and Handy Hacks for Sketching on the Go

Stephanie Bower

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Master the challenges of drawing on location with this collection of insider know-how and expert tips and techniques.

Illustrator, architect, and international workshop instructor and Urban Sketcher Stephanie Bower has collected
101 of her best insider drawing tips, hacks, and techniques and shares them in this fully illustrated, portable book. Learn shortcuts to getting your perspective right, determining your composition, and balancing your light and shadow. This book collects many basic drawing techniques into one handy volume:

  • How to draw a great line

  • Using ellipses to draw arches

  • How towers are like wedding cakes

  • The importance of your eye level line in sketching

  • and 97 things more!

The book also features
beautiful example illustrations from Urban Sketchers around the globe! Whether you are new to sketching or are an experienced artist, this book is chock-full of useful, practical, and clever tips to take your drawing to the next level.

Urban Sketching Handbook series offers location artists expert instruction on creative techniques, on-location tips and advice, and an abundance of visual inspiration. These handy references come in a compact, easy-to-carry format with an elastic band closure—perfect to toss in your backpack or artist’s tote.


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 112
Erscheinungsdatum 05.11.2019
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-63159-765-7
Reihe Urban Sketching Handbooks
Verlag Quarto Publishing Group
Maße (L/B/H) 20,8/12,8/1,5 cm
Gewicht 212 g
Abbildungen 100 color illustrations
Verkaufsrang 13908


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    About This Series 4

    Introduction 7



    On Your Mark, Get Set. 9

    It All Starts with a Good Line 7

    The Values of Tone 31

    Compelling Compositions 41

    Good Bones. 55

    It’s All About Your Eye Level 65

    Towers Are Like Wedding Cakes (& Other Ah-Ha Moments)  77

    C’mon in, the Water Is Fine 91


    Challenges 110

    Contributors 111

    Acknowledgments 112

    About the Author 112