The Urban Sketching Handbook Panoramas and Vertical Vistas
Techniques for Drawing on Location from Unexpected Perspectives
by Mario Linhares
Pub Date 28 Sep 2021 | Archive Date 20 Oct 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – Quarry, Quarry Books
In this thorough yet accessible book, you’ll learn how to: Improve your drawing skills and selectively translate what you see for maximum impactFearlessly use your sketchbook as a laboratory for experimenting with various points of view and perspectivesConsider the many options for visual approaches with work contributed by a wide variety of experienced sketchers Featuring eight special gatefold pages that showcase outsized images, The Urban Sketching Handbook: Panoramas and Vertical Vistas will show you how to heighten the visual drama of every subject.
The 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—perfect to toss in your backpack or artist’s tote.
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Average rating from 4 members
Panoramas and vertical vistas are stunning whether on canvas or in a sketchbook. Urban sketchers include these in their sketchbooks to capture the vastness or height of city or country scenes, using both pages of a spread or accordion books that can go on forever! This installment is another great one for the Urban Sketching Handbook series. You won't find any step-by-step instructions but the author and other contributors give many tips and techniques to paint or draw a successful panorama or vista. All the drawings and paintings, which form the bulk of this book, are great for ideas and inspiration. As always, it was great to see so many contributors from all over the world -many whose names you will recognize if you are into urban sketching. All in all, a must-have especially if you already have the other volumes in the series.
The Urban Sketching Handbook Panoramas and Vertical Vistas is another guide in the classic series. It is full of tips and tricks, and points of interest from a variety of artists. Each one focuses on a different style or key learning point when doing these types of sketches. There are no step by step instructions but you will find lots of pointers for experimentation. It provides lots of food for thought and is great to browse through. It is probably aimed at the more intermediate artist rather than the complete beginner.
I really enjoyed this book. It features a wide variety of kinds of art and artists, instead of focusing on one style or one person's work. It's also unexpectedly philosophical and insightful, featuring all kinds advice about using point of view, color, perspective, etc. to enhance your art. Many pages upon up to include very long landscapes and additional pieces. This was a visually gorgeous read with lots of great advice for beginners or more advanced artists. I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for review.