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"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.
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For someone studying art, this might be interesting - but I was hoping for more practical reference material. It felt like looking at some pretentious travel journal.Published 19 months ago by SleepyVision
This book is really great. It has drawing tips, a fine variety of styles as examples, and even if you aren't an artist, you will enjoy the sketches of great cities from around the... Read morePublished 22 months ago by book lover
As an artist we should all take time to sketch the world around us. I found this book helpful and very interesting.Published 22 months ago by Michelle Danylchuk
This was recommended to me by a current professor to help inspire us to think of sketching differently and more loosely. Needless to say, it worked. Beautiful work and layout. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2013 by JHoward