The World of Urban Sketching

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Stephanie Bower

Award-winning urban sketcher and accomplished author Stephanie Bower presents a spectacular, all-new collection of sketchers and their art from 39 countries in a city-to-city tour around the world. 

The remarkable work of the vibrant, international urban sketching community was first documented in The Art of Urban Sketching by Gabriel Campanario. In the ten years since its release, sketching on location has grown into nothing less than a worldwide phenomenon.

A visual feast of more than 700 images from over 150 sketchers, The World of Urban Sketching unveils the latest developments and innovations in the creative and rewarding pursuit of on-location drawing and painting. 

  • New Artwork. Discover the stunning and informative work of both established and emerging urban sketchers, from Seattle to Santiago, from Singapore to Sydney.
  • New Techniques. Consider new styles and approaches in color and linework, including digital, through artists’ tips and step-by-step demonstrations.
  • New Stories. Learn what inspires sketchers, even during a pandemic, and get invaluable insights into creating artwork on location through artists’ observations and advice.


Whether you draw during your travels or in your own backyard, the beautiful work in The World of Urban Sketching will expand your skills and inspire you to pick up a pencil and sketch your world!

PRICE: $27.99 / Can$37.99 / £19.99

MEDIUM: Drawing & Illustration, Painting

FORMAT: Paperback

ISBN: 9780760374573

SIZE: 8.5 in x 10in / 215.9mm x 254 mm

PUBLISHED: November 29, 2022

Stephanie Bower worked as a licensed Architect in New York City before gravitating to professional architectural illustration and concept design. She taught the how-to’s of architectural location sketching for over twenty-five years in New York City at Parsons and in Seattle at the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts. She has two online sketching classes at Craftsy.com, and she travels and teaches perspective and watercolor workshops internationally, including at six Urban Sketchers symposiums. People around the world follow her sketches online via Instagram @stephanieabower and Facebook, and she is an international blog correspondent for Urban Sketchers. Stephanie is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society. She is the author of The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective (2016) and The Urban Sketching Handbook: 101 Sketching Tips (2019), and co-author of The Urban Sketching Art Pack (2017) and The Complete Urban Sketching Companion (2020), all published by Quarry Books. Visit her website stephaniebower.com, blog drawingperspectives.com, and Instagram account @stephaniebower. She lives in Seattle, Washington.

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