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The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing On Location Around The World

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"Campanario founded the nonprofit organization Urban Sketchers, and this book showcases the work of over 100 artists
worldwide who draw scenes from the cities where they live and travel, posting them at The concept
caught on fast, and new groups are forming around the world, connecting with each other online. Here, Campanario offers
guidance on tools, techniques, the urban environment, and drawing styles, but the main strength of this book is the
500-plus full-color examples of successful sketches drawn in metropolises and towns all over the globe. VERDICT: Part
travel book, part art instruction, this is a great guide to look at before (or instead of) your next vacation." -
Library Journal

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About the Author

Gabriel Campanario is a staff artist at The Seattle Times and the founder of Urban Sketchers
(, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the art of on-location drawing. Campanario's
newspaper column, Seattle Sketcher, was awarded first place for blog writing in "The Best of the West" journalism
contest. The blog and weekly print column, which combine location sketches and written stories, have quickly become
popular in the Seattle area, where Campanario has been featured in TV and radio appearances. A native Spaniard,
Campanario moved to the U.S. in 1998 and has lived near Seattle with his wife and two children since 2006. His
journalism career spans two decades, working for newspapers in Barcelona, Lisbon, California, and Virginia. Campanario
has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Navarra in Pamplona,

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