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The Urban Sketching Handbook: Drawing with a Tablet: Easy Techniques for Mastering Digital Drawing on Location Flexibound – Illustrated, 11 February 2020

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  • Language : English
  • Flexibound : 112 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1631598074
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1631598074
  • Customer reviews:
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About the Author

Uma Kelkar has won multiple awards for her plein air and in studio watercolor paintings. Having taken part in multiple national and international juried shows, she has also exhibited professional solo shows. She is interested in sketching as a daily practice, digital illustration, and her work is also featured in books on urban sketching and portrait painting. Apart from her own practice, Uma curates shows and teaches locally, nationally, and internationally. Her key strength is bridging the gap between traditional and digital media and employing them both as situation demands. When Uma is not doing art on paper or an iPad, she designs chips for high speed communications in Silicon Valley. She holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. The absence of formal art education frees her from norms and allows her to put her emotions on paper and be bold and exploratory in her approach.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Ready! Set! Draw!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Learn to incorporate the tablet into your art practice
Reviewed in the United States on 26 May 2020
I am a traditional media artist, specifically watercolors. I have resisted the ipad, though I had it for years and the pencil too, because it never gave me the kind of tactile pleasure I get when wet brush hits paper.

I am a huge admirer of Uma, her art is inspiring of course, but what I love is how she pushes her experiments in art to the limits of absurdity and stops just short, such that her paintings resonate with that energy.

In this book, I get a glimpse of how she uses the ipad as a tool to push her art - 1) ipad let's you work when it is not possible to setup to paint 2) ipad let's you do things that are not possible in traditional media, like make copies and experiment with different modifications.

Due to quarantine, I haven't yet used the tools in the book to do an urban sketch on the ipad, but I have used many ideas in the book to do little studies from reference photos.

I think the book has just the right balance of inspiration and instruction. Great book!
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