The Urban Sketcher: Techniques for Seeing and Drawing on Location with Marc Holmes
Marc can talk for hours about drawing and in this Artists Network Online Event, he introduces you to the urban sketching movement. Get a preview into Marc’s book The Urban Sketcher: Techniques for Seeing and Drawing on Location.
From coffee shops to busy streets, you’ll learn from author, Marc Holmes, how easy it is to get started in urban sketching and how quickly you’ll find a passion for drawing on location in the cities and villages you live and travel in. You will learn to view your surroundings and turn them into real time, memorable art.
Inside The Urban Sketcher: Techniques for Seeing and Drawing on Location you’ll find:
- 15 step-by-step demonstrations covering techniques for creating expressive drawings using pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor
- Expert tips for achieving balance of accuracy, spontaneity and speed
- Daily exercises and prompts for everything from improving essential skills to diverse approaches for montages, storytelling portraits, and one-page graphic novels
A Word from Marc Holmes
”If you work through the exercises and step-by-step demonstrations in order, using places and things found in your daily life, you’ll gradually be introduced to all the essential skills of urban sketching. What’s even better is that you’ll be out in the world sketching from the very first day. You’ll experience your city in a new light, you’ll get better drawings by working first hand, and you’ll bring back stories to go with them.”
About the Marc Holmes
Canadian born artist Marc Taro Holmes has worked as an art director and conceptual designer at studios such as Electronic Arts, Microsoft and Disney.
His work as a professional sketch artist has inspired teams of digital artists creating interactive adventures in settings as diverse as J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings and the science fiction epic Halo.
Marc has always based the inspiration for his designs on drawing from the real world, sketching in museums on the street, and traveling to draw exotic locations in Europe and Asia.