THE ART OF

Drawing on location around the world

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but it was only when I settled in Seattle in 2006 that I discovered a new way to deal with the stress of landing in unknown territory. March 31. I've also called Reno.1011 PREFACE Moving to a new city can be intimidating. I sketched my new street and marveled at the height of the fir trees up the hill. I sketched the snowcapped mountains around Puget Sound as my kids played on the beach. I have done it many times since I left my hometown of Barcelona in 1987 to attend college in Pamplona. as I was growing up in Barcelona. Most days. I drew bus commuters lost in their own thoughts. I picked up a notebook and started drawing what I saw. home. Sketching such a beautiful place might have kept me grounded. But you never know-without leaving. I wish my pen and sketchbook had been my companions more often. bent over their laptops.C. Palm Springs. and Washington D. -Gabriel Campanario Seattle. my skills are sharpened and my connection with the community becomes stronger. I might never have encountered the art of urban sketching. no matter how fast or accurately rendered. gaining new appreciation for the city with every sketch I make. working on a crossword puzzle.2011 . With every piece. you can still find me drawing around Seattle. or sipping tall cups of coffee.

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as you explore your city. making marks on paper.BECOMINGAN URBAN SKETCHER No extravagant tools or formal artistic training is needed to draw on location. Let your hand interpret what your eyes see. .

In a sense. the places we live. Sketches become first-person accounts of life as it happens. rather than from photographs or the imagination. the people who live there. Others bring along a folding stool. We draw on location. evoking the sounds. and you'll gain a new appreciation for your surroundings. If you make urban sketching part of your routine and continue with it in your travels. The Urban Sketchers website has connected a truly global web of sketching enthusiasts. and recollections of the places in which you created them. urban sketching gives you a lot of bang for your buck. you are equipped to start drawing your city or village. without deadlines or objectives. The beauty of sketching is that. urban sketching is purely for fun-a chance to step away from the computer and just draw for the sheer joy of it. surroundings. Behind each drawing is a story of what was happening before our eyes: a bUilding being torn down. you are immersed in the local culture. really look at it. the view from your office window) to the exciting (a day at a ballgame or a once-in­ a-lifetime overseas trip). Urban sketching is a raw and pure form of art that requires drawing from life. sketching stops the clock and lets your mind turn off all the noise. It has the power to turn a moment of boredom into a creative pastime. With nothing more than a piece of paper and a pencil. The sketches bring back memories in a way photos don't. a business closing its doors. capturing what we see from direct observation. urban sketching is practiced on the street. too. a sketch can be completed as simply and quickly as you like. In daylight or at night. In either case. Drawing something forces you to look at it. It can involve making a fifteen-minute sketch of the view from your window or whipping out a collapsible sketching stool and spending an hour or two capturing the way the light hits that beautiful old church. Some sketchers lean up against a tree or the corner of a bUilding or sit on a stair or bench. it becomes social when you share your draWings online and meet other people to draw together. Oregon. your sketchbook sparking interactions when it draws curiosity. you not only end up with a work of art in your hands. in rain or sunshine. and the things that are happening in it. whether it's hot or cold.WHAT IS URBAN SKETCHING? As hobbies go. Although many creative professionals use field sketching in their work. that your skills will be sharper. You'll notice. Sketching the urban environment produces more than a hand-drawn representation of a given place. smells. Our drawings tell the story of our THE URBAN SKETCHERS' MANIFESTO 1. and where we travel. In most cases. you create a de facto journal of your life­ from the mundane (fellow bus commuters. !:) Kansas C ity s Cathy ' Johnson documents the demolition of a historic bridge. A site correspondent from the United States travels to Barcelona for the first time and has a built-in sketching companion and guide-how cool is that? 2. almost by definition. . or an encounter with a stranger in the subway. urban sketching can be more about the experience than the result. outdoors. indoors or o Laura Frankstone is oblivious to passersby as she sketches in downtown Portland. When sketching far from home. Although sketching is a solitary activity. urban sketchers draw what they witness.

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Germany. ONE DRAWING ATATIME In more than 500 drawings that span every continent urban sketchers share their experiences of drawing in cities around the world. and Kandern. California.SEE THE WORLD. to small towns. such as Davis. Discover the story behind each impression and gain valuable insight from the artists who captured them. from well-known metropolises. such as London and Seoul. .

cargo ships coming from Asia. ARTIST PROFILE Gabriel Campanario Some of my best memories of growing up in Spain are of summers sketching in my parent's hometown ofMontemolin. Now. drawing every day. It helps me set roots. "Urban sketching gives me a sense of belonging to the city where I live now. it's just part of who I am: an urban sketcher. fishing boats en route to Alaska: water-related themes abound here.A� "'A J' . From sketching on the bus to drawing during weekend excursions..P/Fl1l1 'lA. But moving to Seattle was the excuse I needed to begin again.. daily sketching became a habit and a way to improve my illustration skills. For the next two decades.3 Sandwiched between a bay and a lake. I started drawing in a pocket sketchbook as a way to record my experiences and get acquainted with my new city. drawing in the street.�ff: �.. Ferries taking commuters across Puget Sound. providing plenty of opportunities for local sketchers to draw. I would sit in the middle of the street during siesta time and draw the ruins of a medieval castle sitting atop the highest hill in a 20-mile (32 km) radius. When I was a teenager.SEATTLE AJ. n b. the demands of adulthood got in the way of practicing my favorite sport.. life in Seattle revolves around water.." ..

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He's also the author of the Seattle Times blog and weekly column "Seattle Sketcher. without Michelle Archer." an illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region. I shudder to think where I would be. Swasky). project manager Betsy Gammons and all the team at Quarry Books for this precious gift.a. and Virginia. and Luis Ruiz provided invaluable help on the chapters featuring their cities. as well as Portugal. and for meeting the tight deadlines. My sincere gratitude goes to every one of them for trusting me with their images and their words. He didn't know yet that he was an urban sketcher. Nevada. art director Regina Grenier. who helped shape what seemed an overwhelming number of drawings into the book you have in your hands now. Washington. He lives in Mill Creek. a picturesque Spanish town set amid groves of olive trees.About the Author Journalist and illustrator Gabriel Campanario is best known as the founder of Urban Sketchers. personally and professionally. Campanario's journalism career has spanned newsrooms in his native Spain. Victor Martinez Esc6mez (al. with his wife and two children. Badajoz. California. where his parents were born and raised. Mary Ann Hall. copy editor Pat Price. Campanario was sixteen when he drew his first urban sketches in Montemolin. Tia Boon Sim. Acknowledgments This book wouldn't exist without the generous contributions of the artists featured. which I hope will inspire generations of urban sketchers for years to come. Simonetta Capecchi. Eduardo Bajzek. Special thanks to my editor. . an online community and nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing. book designer Luke Herriott. Lynne Chapman.

com/groups/ urbansketches.uk Cover illustrations: Ch'ng Kiah Kiean. arising from the contents of this publication. publisher.quarrybooks. All rights reserved. (back. (back fiap.© 2012 by Quarry Books Gabriel Campanario Text © 2012 Illustrations © I ndividual Artists First published in the United States of America in 2011 by Quarry Books.Typepad. (paper back. bottom). (spine). bottom). visit www. Jana Bouc. top). a member of Quayside Publishing Graup 100 Cummings Center Suite 406-L 01915-6101 (978) 282-9590 Beverly. Waft Taylor. (back. (front fiap. vW Maps Printed in Singapore . Rolf Schraeter.com far a behind-the-scenes peek at our crafty world! To see more work by the featured artists.co.org and fiickr. bottom). Kumi Matsukawa.com Visit www. Nathalie Ramirez.Craftside. Gabriel Campanario. ar printer far any infringement of copyright ar otherwise. Alvaro Carnicero. front & back) Map on pages 7 -9 by Martin von Wyss. top). and no responsibility is accepted by the producer. Massachusetts Telephone: Fax: (978) 283-2742 www. No part of this book may be repraduced in any farm without written permission of the copyright owners. Paul Heaston. All images in this book have been reproduced with the knowledge and prior consent of the artists concerned. We apologize far any inaccuracies that may have occurred and will resolve inaccurate ar missing infarmation in a subsequent reprinting of the book. (frant. (front. Every effart has been made to ensure that credits accurately comply with information supplied. top). top). 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 ISBN 978-1-59253-725-9 2012 Digital edition published in eI SBN: 978-16105-896-7 978-1-6105-8196-7 978-1 -5925-3725-9 Digital edition: Softcover edition: Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data available Design: www.studioink. (frant fiap.urbansketchers.

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