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The Urban Sketcher

The Urban Sketcher


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Want some milk or honey with that tea? Urban Sketcher Marc Taro Holmes uses a “tea” wash over his original line sketch (light, very transparent watercolour); follows it up with a “milk” wash (more concentrated paint) and ends with touches of “honey” (sticky, intense paint layers for the darkest darks.)

This book provides both instruction and inspiration for using the “Tea, Milk, Honey” analogy to guide you while re-creating your urban environment on-site.

  • 15 step-by-step demonstrations of techniques for creating expressive works in pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour
  • Lots of great tips from this expert on how to achieve a good balance of accuracy, speed and spontaneity
  • The author has sound advice on how to cope with kibbitzers and onlookers, how to choose subjects, how to capture motion
  • Follow the exercises and creative prompts to improve essential skills and diversify your approach

About the Author:

Marc Taro Holmes is a Montreal artist, a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor. He has worked as an art director and concept artist for various studios including Electronic Arts, Microsoft, and Disney. He has worked on games such as Dragon Age, Inquisition, Neverwinter Nights and Baldur's Gate, and still works in game design on a contract basis, specializing in characters / costumes, and fantasy-historical environmental design. He lectures, does demonstrations and has two classes available through Craftsy.

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