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5 Minute Sketching Architecture

5 Minute Sketching    Architecture Author Liz Steel
ISBN-10 1770857575
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 128
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The next craze, after coloring books, is sketching.

5 Minute Sketching Animals and Pets

5 Minute Sketching    Animals and Pets Author Gary Geraths
ISBN-10 1770859179
Release 2017-09-29
Pages 128
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"A guide to making quick sketches of the pets and animals. The book comprises 60 exercises for all artists that wish to learn how to sketch, or get tips on how to finesse their existing skills and get rid of bad habits. A bite-sized approach for honing observational skills and loosen up creativity, quick observation and deconstruction. Contains advice on choice of media and their uses, including washes, pencils, charcoal and pastels."--

5 Minute Sketching Landscapes

5 Minute Sketching    Landscapes Author Virginia Hein
ISBN-10 1770859187
Release 2017-09-29
Pages 128
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"A comprehensive guide to quick sketching of landscapes. 5 Minute Sketching-Landscapes is about drawing what you see, mostly in settings away from the "modern world." It's especially appropriate for travelers. There are 60 exercises for new and aspiring artists which can be done in any number of locations and as often as desired. All will help to hone skills, increase speed, and help to promote a daily drawing routine. Sketchers will learn how look at a scene and deconstruct its elements quickly - for example, see natural features as colored geometric shapes; locate the source of light; divide the scene into planes (e.g., close, mid, far) for accurate perspective and color values; and note landmarks that support their observations. Readers will build an instinctive focus that pays off in speed and results. Experienced artists will refresh their skills, eliminate bad habits, and discover new ways of seeing. Landscapes, of course, feature color, and this is covered in some detail and with expert guidance throughout the book. There is advice on the types of media and their uses, including washes, pencils, charcoals, and pastels."--

Five Minute Sketching Architecture

Five Minute Sketching  Architecture Author Liz Steel
ISBN-10 184543661X
Release 2016-10-06
Pages 128
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A comprehensive directory of sketching and drawing techniques for able and aspiring artists, 5-Minute Sketching: Architecture will help you to dust off your sketchbook and loosen up your creativity in a short amount of time. This bite-sized approach helps make drawing a part of everyday life, making it easy to understand buildings, landmarks and skylines quickly. Don't be intimidated by the prospect of trawling through a technical drawing book, having an elastic amount of time to draw or sketching large and complex buildings! With 5-Minute Sketching it is perfectly possible to produce a great drawing in less than 5 minutes - quick sketches are the perfect way to warm up creatively and to lay the foundation for a more detailed piece. Every spread in the book features five expert tips and ideas, as well as examples of amazing five-minute sketches to inspire anyone short on time. Urban Sketcher and Architect Liz Steel looks first at Chapter 1:How to See, with expert tips and topics for quickly perceiving architectural subjects, such as "Easy measuring" and "Set out the basic structure". Next comes Chapter 2: Quick on the Draw, with easy expert tips on how to draw specific subjects - such as shop fronts, bridges and churches - swiftly. Next, Chapter 3: Time-Saving Techniques which includes advice on nifty tricks for drawing quickly - such as catching the light and crosshatching for speed - and having fun with mark-making. Finally, dip into Chapter 4: Speedy Supplies, the perfect excuse to buy new, easy-to-use materials such as markers and watercolors and experiment with digital tools. Get set and sketch!

Freehand Drawing and Discovery

Freehand Drawing and Discovery Author James Richards
ISBN-10 9781118232101
Release 2013-02-04
Pages 264
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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.

5 Minute Sketching People

5 Minute Sketching    People Author Pete Scully
ISBN-10 1770857583
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 128
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The next craze, after coloring books, is sketching.


Watercolor Author Samantha Nielsen
ISBN-10 022810114X
Release 2018-09-21
Pages 128
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"5-Minute Watercolor comprises of 60 exercises for new and aspiring artists. Dust off your palatte and paint pan and loosen up your creativity in a short amount of time. This bite-sized approach will help readers to make watercolor painting a part of their everyday lives. Many new artists are intimidated by the prospect of trawling through very technical drawing books or having an elastic amount of time to draw, so 5-Minute Watercolor is the perfect way to focus their energies. Within five minutes it is perfectly possible to produce a great painting. Every spread in the book features five expert tips and ideas, as well as examples of amazing 5-minute watercolor sketches to inspire readers who are short on time."--

Draw Buildings and Cities in 15 Minutes

Draw Buildings and Cities in 15 Minutes Author Matthew Brehm
ISBN-10 9781781574959
Release 2017-03-09
Pages 128
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This book is ideal for anyone with an interest in the visual character of the cities and buildings that frame our lives. Expert art tutor and writer Matthew Brehm helps you capture the life of the places where you work and spend your free time, and the places you visit in your travels. The skills and strategies presented here will help you make a visual record of the urban places you experience, and help you learn about these places in the process. Draw Buildings and Cities in 15 Minutes is a perfect addition to the successful Draw in 15 Minutes series. Responding to the popularity of the Urban Sketchers movement, expert artist Matthew Brehm teaches the reader how to capture the city environment speedily and successfully, while also teaching them essential drawing skills along the way.

Drawing and painting architecture

Drawing and painting architecture Author Ray Evans
ISBN-10 UOM:39015006781879
Release 1983-08-01
Pages 159
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Drawing and painting architecture has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Drawing and painting architecture also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Drawing and painting architecture book for free.

The Urban Sketching Handbook Understanding Perspective

The Urban Sketching Handbook  Understanding Perspective Author Stephanie Bower
ISBN-10 9781631591921
Release 2016-05-01
Pages 112
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A good sketch starts with good bones. Often challenging and overwhelming to sketchers, the fourth book in the Urban Sketching Handbook series uses drawings and simple steps to explain the concepts of perspective in practical and useful ways for on-site sketching. Most books are either too abstract or don't provide enough information that relates to what you actually do when you're out in the busy, wide world about to start a drawing. Where do you start? How do you edit what you see to flatten and shrink it onto your paper? How does perspective work? The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective helps you learn to think like an architect, to draw buildings and spaces by reducing what you see to simple, basic shapes, then adding layers in simple steps, and finally finishing your sketch with detail, tone, and color--in accurate perspective. Full of helpful tips, architect and illustrator, Stephanie Bower even de-constructs sketches to show you how to create them! Once you understand perspective, it will change the way you see the world--you'll see perspective everywhere. Some of the key concepts explored in this volume are: - Basic Terms - Basic Spatial Principles - Types of Perspective - Building a Sketch in Layers - Special Conditions

Architectural sketching and rendering

Architectural sketching and rendering Author Stephen A. Kliment
ISBN-10 UOM:39015020433614
Release 1984-05
Pages 192
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Architectural sketching and rendering has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Architectural sketching and rendering also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Architectural sketching and rendering book for free.

Urban Sketching Handbook Architecture and Cityscapes

Urban Sketching Handbook  Architecture and Cityscapes Author Gabriel Campanario
ISBN-10 9781627882057
Release 2014-10-01
Pages 112
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Award-winning illustrator Gabriel Campanario first introduced his approach to drawing in The Art of Urban Sketching, a showcase of more than 500 sketches and drawing tips shared by more than 100 urban sketchers around the world. Now, he drills down into specific challenges of making sketches on location, rain or shine, quickly or slowly, and the most suitable techniques for every situation, in The Urban Sketching Handbook series. It's easy to overlook that ample variety of buildings and spaces and the differences from city to city, country to country. From houses, apartments and shopping malls to public buildings and places of worship, the structures humans have created over the centuries, for shelter, commerce, industry, transportation or recreation, are fascinating subjects to study and sketch. In The Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes, Gabriel lays out keys to help make the experience of drawing architecture and cityscapes fun and rewarding. Using composition, depth, scale, contrast, line and creativity, sketching out buildings and structure has never been more inspirational. This guide will help you to develop your own creative approach, no matter what your skill level may be today. As much as The Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes may inspire you to draw more urban spaces, it can also help to increase your appreciation of the built environment. Drawing the places where we live, work and play, is a great way to show appreciation and creativity.

The Art of Urban Sketching

The Art of Urban Sketching Author Gabriel Campanario
ISBN-10 9781610581967
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 320
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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 (, 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.

Sketching People

Sketching People Author Lynne Chapman
ISBN-10 1438007264
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 128
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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.

Fast Sketching Techniques

Fast Sketching Techniques Author David Rankin
ISBN-10 1581800053
Release 2000
Pages 144
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Describes how to create quick, impressionistic sketches from life and how to use them in the studio.

Freehand Sketching

Freehand Sketching Author Paul Laseau
ISBN-10 039373112X
Release 2004
Pages 112
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Even in the computer age, freehand sketching is the designer? most useful tool for notation, design exploration, and graphic communication. From basic skills to sketch construction using grids, frames, and shapes to the creation of tone, texture, color, and detail, and experimentation with digital rendering, Freehand Sketching helps you build your drawing skill and confidence through mastery of fundamentals. Carefully designed exercises guide you step by step in effective sketching in the studio and in the field. Also covered are helpful topics such as useful equipment, observation skills, framing and editing sketches, rendering people, and keeping a journal. An array of the author? lively sketches as well as examples from other architectural professionals fill the pages of Freehand Sketching, making this an ideal handbook for architecture and design students and all who wish to be more effective at visual communication.

Quick Lively Urban Sketching

Quick   Lively Urban Sketching Author Klaus Meier-Pauken
ISBN-10 1782214178
Release 2017-01-24
Pages 64
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Packed with creative exercises and practical tips, this book will help you breathe life and expression into your urban sketches. In a time when most people have a camera or smartphone to hand at all times, the question of why we sketch is ever more relevant. A sketch cannot capture a scene with perfect accuracy instead, it is about something more. We sketch to capture an impression, record a feeling, create a personal interpretation; sketching is an act of personal expression. Whether you want to sketch to capture fleeting moments, experiences or locations in time, or to record impressions that you can return to and build on later, this book will show you how. The aim of the book is to encourage you to create quick, animated drawings that are full of life and expression. Whether you are looking to discover your own sketching style, or to build on your existing knowledge, this book is packed with quick exercises to get you thinking, theory to build up your knowledge base, and beautiful artworks to inspire you. The book is divided into seven lessons: tools, colour, composition, bringing a sketch to life, urban life, landscapes and human subjects - each contains learning objectives and tips to hone your technique. Decide how strong or detailed to make your linework; when to use pencil or ink; how much colour to use, and where; how to successfully compose an image and use perspective to bring it to life; how to use contrast; how to incorporate detail; how to sketch landscapes, urban features and human subjects. It is when we bring together all these different elements of an urban scene that our sketches come to life.