Book Review: Citysketch London: Nearly 100 Creative Prompts for Sketching the City on the Thames

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Fun book to sketch and doodle in

Citysketch is a series of doodling books released by Race Point Publishing. So far, the cities covered are New York, Paris and London.

I've already reviewed the book for New York, so you'll see that the review structure here is similar.

This is a 176 page paperback, about A5 size. The paper quality is quite good to draw on.

The book features different aspect of London that you can draw, such as the architecture, art, culture, fashion, food, landscapes and people. There are nearly 100 prompts on what to draw.

For every two pages, there's usually a description of the place or subject, and the opposite page would usually have a half completed sketch for you do drawn onto. For example, you're invited to draw the crowd you see as if you're standing from the balcony of Buckingham Palace, put racing teams on The River Thames, prepare your own serving of Fish and Chip, and add objects and people to the popular and iconic streets around London.

I imagine some of the drawing tasks will either be difficult or require research, which you will need Google for, or you can just doodle your way through with your imagination. Many of the places in the book are those that I've heard for the first time.

What I like about the book is the little bits of information that talks about the subjects, either the background of the buildings, or the food and people there. They are brief but interesting to read.

When the book is filled with your own personal sketches and doodles, it will look quite good.

Citysketch London: Nearly 100 Creative Prompts for Sketching the City on the Thames is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN) and Book Depository


The books in the Citysketch series so far.

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