Book Review: Archisketcher: Drawing Buildings, Cities and Landscapes

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Archisketcher is a wonderful book on urban sketching that focuses on architecture.

There are lots of techniques, beautiful sketches and inspiration. Sketchers who find depicting architecture to be challenging should find this book accessible with all the simple drawing tips.

The book covers five areas, namely composition, the approach, perspective, color and viewpoints. It covers the what, how and where to draw. The text are accompanied by wonderful examples from prominent artists and sketchers, such as from James Richard, Nina Johansson, Shari Blaukopf, Ch'ng Kiah Kiean, Tia Boon Sim, and even the author Simone Ridyard herself, and many more. It's a delight to look at the different styles and beautiful renditions of scenes from around the world.

While there are no step-by-step instructions, the techniques explained are still easy to apply.

The book also has several spotlights on architectural styles, such as the different between columns, history of buildings and cities, roof profiles and other interesting architecture features. Also featured are selected iconic landmarks that are given a two-page spread treatment with contributions of art and text by several artists.

For those who want inspiration and techniques, this is the book to get. Highly recommended. It's a fantastic resource.

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