Book Review: Sketch City: Tips and Inspiration for Drawing on Location

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Sketch City is yet another book related to urban sketching or location sketching. They have been quite a lot of these within the last few years. Print quality for this is good as they used thick semi-gloss paper. The book is big and the artworks printed within are satisfying big as well.

Collected within this 224-page paperback are the sketches and drawing tips from 25 artists over the world. I've a lot of such books and this is an welcome addition to my collection because I only know 2 out of the 25 artists included. That by itself makes this a really worthwhile purchase for me.

After a 8-page introduction to location sketching and the tools, it features the galleries of 25 artists.

Each artist has several pieces of their sketches featured together with description and a short drawing tip. The tools and materials they used are also listed.

It's wonderful to see the beautiful sketches from all the different places in the world. Each artist has a lovely style and some of them are really good. This book will serve as a nice source of inspiration.

There are a few publishers for this book, namely CYPI Press, Gingko Press and Basheer Graphic Books. CYPI and Gingko should be distributing for USA and Europe. Basheer is distributing for Asia. The price of the book is going to different depending on where and who you buy it from.

If you like this book, check out all the other urban sketching books I've featured in the past. The book that's most similar to this is The Art of Urban Sketching.

Highly recommended to those who love sketching.

The list of artists included are

  1. Corrado Parrini
  2. Febvre Georges
  3. Angelo Rodrigues
  4. Isa Fischer
  5. Wim Van De Wege
  6. Simon Holzman
  7. Yves Damin
  8. Fabio Barilari
  9. Guy Moll
  10. Natalija Nikolceva
  11. Arno Hartmann
  12. Moo Hyun Chung
  13. Hisham Salmin
  14. Sigrid Albert
  15. Dai Owen
  16. Jacek Krenz
  17. Tony Belobrajdic
  18. Josiah Hanchett
  19. Trevor Dickinson
  20. Sofia Pereira
  21. Benedetta Dossi
  22. Francine Bidal-St-Aubin
  23. Roger De Muth
  24. Mieke van der Merwe
  25. Choo Meng Foo

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