THE ART OF

Drawing on location around the world

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

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Let your hand interpret what your eyes see. 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. .

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

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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. Discover the story behind each impression and gain valuable insight from the artists who captured them. California. from well-known metropolises. . such as Davis. such as London and Seoul. to small towns. Germany.SEE THE WORLD.

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

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

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