The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective

The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective by Stephanie Bower

Easy Techniques for Mastering Perspective Drawing on Location

Format: Paperback / softback, 112 Pages
ISBN: 9781631591280
Publisher: Quarry Books
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Learn how to put the 3D world on the 2D page with The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective. Learn about depth, scale, contrast, composition, and more.

Honored with the 2013 and 2012 KRob Architectural Delineation awards for Best Travel Sketch and the 2013 Gabriel Prize fellowship for 3 months in France, Stephanie Bower is a Seattle-based architectural illustrator, teacher, watercolorist, and traveling Urban Sketcher.

Stephanie worked as a licensed Architect in New York City before gravitating to professional architectural illustration and concept design. In Seattle, she produces pencil and watercolor images for many renowned architecture and design firms.

For over twenty-five years, Stephanie has taught the how-to's of architectural sketching--for a decade in New York City at Parsons, in Seattle at the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts, and most recently, in popular sketching workshops called "Good Bones" where she teaches the concepts of basic perspective sketching and watercolor. She was an instructor at the 2014 Urban Sketchers Symposium in Paraty, Brazil and also teaches an annual workshop in Civita di Bagnoregio ITALY. People around the world follow her sketches online via Flickr, her blog "Drawing Perspectives", and as blog correspondent for Urban Sketchers. She is also a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society.

Stephanie continues to learn about architecture through her sketches, pursuing her lifelong dream of seeing the world, sketching, teaching and encouraging others to see their world through the magic of drawing.

website: www.stephaniebower.com

blog: www.stephaniebower.blogspot.com

sketches: www.flickr.com/photos/83075812@N07/

correspondent: www.urbansketchers.org

Format: Paperback / softback, 112 Pages
ISBN: 9781631591280
Illustrations: 100 color photos
Size: 5 in x 8 in / 127 mm x 203.2 mm
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About this Series
            Introduction
 KEYS
            I   BASICS
                        Tools   
                        Terms  
                        Proportions and Measuring                  
            II   BASIC SPATIAL PRINCIPLES
                        Diminishing      
                        Converging
                        Foreshortening
            III  TYPES OF PERSPECTIVES
                        View Eye Levels
                                    “Eye Level”
Aerial or Bird’s-Eye Level
                                    Worm’s-Eye Level
                        View Angles
                                    One-Point Perspective
                                    Two-Point Perspective
                                    Multiple Vanishing Points                     
            IV  BUILD A SKETCH IN LAYERS
                                    Shape of the Face
                                    Shape of the Space
                                    Shape of the Box
            V  MORE PERSPECTIVE
                        Circles and Ellipses
                        Arches
                        Domes
                        Reflections
GALLERIES
                        Wide-Angle in Perspective
                        Texture in Perspective
                        Painting in Perspective
                        Learning in Perspective
Contributing Artists
About the Author
Acknowledgments