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Make the world your studio!Capture the bustle and beauty of life in your town.Experience life as only an artist can! Join the rapidly growing, international movement of artists united by a passion for drawing on location in the cities, towns and villages where they live and travel. Packed with art and advice from Marc Taro Holmes, artist and co-founder of Urbansketchers.org, this self-directed workshop shows you how to draw inspiration from real life and bring that same excitement into your sketchbook. Inside youll fi nd everything you need to tackle subjects ranging from still lifes and architecture to people and busy street scenes.15 step-by-step demonstrations cover techniques for creating expressive drawings using pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor.

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Marc Taro Holmes

Montreal based artist Marc Taro Holmes is a plein-air painter, art educator, illustrator, and sketchbook artist working in ink, watercolor, and oils.

He is the author of "The Urban Sketcher: Techniques for Seeing and Drawing on Location", as well as the online classes "Travel Sketching in Mixed Media" and "Sketching People in Motion".

Previous to his life as a travel sketcher, Marc worked as an Art Director and Concept Artist for video game and animation studios such as Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and Disney. His design work appears most recently in 2014's award-winning "Dragon Age: Inquisition".

Marc's second art book "Designing Creatures and Characters: How to Build an Artists' Portfolio for Video Games, Film, and Animation" is available now for pre-order.

Since 2009, Marc has been a correspondent for the international website of reportage artists UrbanSketchers.org. He has served as a founding board member of Urban Sketchers, and continues to be a volunteer instructor at their annual International Symposium.

Marc's website CitizenSketcher.com is an ever growing journal of stories and images from his travels, where you'll find free lessons on drawing, Marc's own latest works, and news about the wide world of location sketching.

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