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Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes by Gabriel Campanario

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You’ve tried pencil, ink, and watercolor and learned the characteristics
of every medium. Now is the time to mix things up.
It’s a leap to be taken with caution, though. The possibilities can
be overwhelming, not to mention the extra time and juggling these
type of sketches usually require, and how much heavier your bag
will be! Forget about surreptitious sketching—once you spread all
your tools out on the street, you’ll become a performer.
To start, try combining two mediums: pencil and watercolor, or
ink and watercolor. Ultimately, the more techniques you learn, the
better equipped you will be to respond to any sketching situation.
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skeTch here!
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Buildings are static and serious elements that can
come alive applying energetic strokes of color,
organic shapes, and distortion.—Inma Serrano
à Huesca Cathedral, Spain
12” x 9” | 30.5 x 23 cm; Sailor
fountain pen, watercolor and
water-soluble Caran D’Ache
Neocolors on Estudio Ductus
sketchbook with Cyclus paper;
about 30 minutes.
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Buildings are static and serious elements that can
come alive applying energetic strokes of color,
organic shapes, and distortion.—Inma Serrano
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Architecture and Cityscapes
à Franklin Fountain,
Philadelphia, PA
11” x 3.5” | 28 x 9 cm; Faber-
Castell Pitt Artist Pen (size S),
Winsor & Newton watercolor and
white gouache, Harmony squirrel–
hair mop brush, Winsor & Newton
pointed round sable brush,
Moleskine watercolor notebook;
30 minutes for line art on the
spot, 45 minutes for coloring and
lettering details afterwards.
When looking at architectural subjects, I’m usually
drawn to ornate detail and repeating patterns. As
a lettering artist, I’m also attracted to signage and
other found typography on buildings. Whenever I
find a vintage faded mural advertisement, I’ve got
my sketchbook at the ready.—Chandler O’Leary
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Gallery IV: Mixed Media
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When looking at architectural subjects, I’m usually
drawn to ornate detail and repeating patterns. As
a lettering artist, I’m also attracted to signage and
other found typography on buildings. Whenever I
find a vintage faded mural advertisement, I’ve got
my sketchbook at the ready.—Chandler O’Leary
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