Author(s): Gabriel Campanario
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 Sketcher's Pocket Handbook series. It's easy to overlook that ample variety of characters that walk the streets everyday. From neighbors, dog walkers and shoppers to dancers and joggers, the people that move through the cities and towns are fascinating subjects to study and sketch. In The Urban Sketcher's Pocket Handbook: People in Motion Gabriel Campanario lays out keys to help make the experience of drawing humans and movements fun and rewarding. Using composition, depth, scale, contrast, line and creativity, sketching out citizens and the way they move 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 Sketcher's Pocket Handbook: People in Motion may inspire you to draw more individuals, it can also help to increase your appreciation of the folks around you. Drawing our postal workers, shopkeeps and neighbors, is a great way to show appreciation and creativity.
GABRIEL CAMPANARIO is a journalist and illustrator best known for his award-winning Seattle Times blog and weekly column Seattle Sketcher, and as the founder of Urban Sketchers, an online community and non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-site drawing. Campanario, who was born in Barcelona, calls the Seattle area home since 2006. His journalism career has spanned newsrooms in Spain, Portugal, Nevada, California and Virginia. www.urbansketchers.org