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Take your urban sketching one step further and improve your cityscape drawings with Archisketcher.



As an urban sketcher you are probably drawn to the architecture and structures in cityscapes. With Archisketcher you will learn to spot and recognize a wide range of common architectural styles and characteristic features on structures from around the world. This book features two-page spreads presenting the work of artists who have their own interpretations of famous landmarks like, the Eiffel Tower and New York skyline or the neighborhood they live in like San Francisco, Montreal, Madrid, Amsterdam, and Berlin. Packed with accessible, bit sized tips for spotting and sketching different architectural styles you will be an Archisketcher in no time!

A word from the Author
“Increasingly people are taking to the streets and drawing. If you’re sketching in urban environments, it is really important to have a basic understanding of how to draw architecture-or at least the first principles involved in architectural sketching. You don’t need to know the intricate details of perspective, composition or color theory; you just need to observe what’s in front of you and draw it as best you can. Most of all, enjoy the experience and your enthusiasm will be reflected in what you sketch.”-Simone Ridyard

About Simone Ridyard
Simone studied architecture at Canterbury School of Art. She now lectures in Interior Design at Manchester School of Art. While teaching in Singapore in 2012 she was introduced to the global Urban Sketchers community, after which she set up a new group in Manchester. Simone runs regular workshops, including “Draw the City” for the Tate Gallery Liverpool’s annual summer school in 2014.

Additional Information

SKU T5943
Product Type Book
Pages 160
ISBN13 9781440340918
Instructor Simone Ridyard
Skills Drawing
Skill Level All Levels
Media Pen & Ink
Content Building & Architecture
Art Style Illustration
Product Fulfillment N/A
  1. Archisketcher book review by Adriana on 2/9/2016

    I love how this book shows various ways to draw the buildings and urban landscapes surrounding you,from different perspectives to watercolor washes with pen and ink, to capturing decorative details. This book is beautifully laid out and easy to follow. I've been wanting to buy this book for a long time,and I'm so happy to have it!

  2. Love this book! review by bob.c on 9/1/2015

    Pen with watercolor is my favorite style, and lends itself to the quick capture of a mood or feeling of the moment. This book looks at many styles of drawing and painting, techniques, and inspirations that the artist use. I especially liked the chapter on perspective, as my buildings sometimes seem glued on the landscape, instead of being part of it. Thanks for a great deal on the book!

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