Taria Dawson’s The Beginner’s Guide to Urban Sketching


Everything You Need to Know to Capture Your Favorite Places in Ink and Watercolor!

Taria Dawson, creator of Urban Sketching World, makes it easy to join the ever-growing community of urban sketchers – artists who draw on location to document loose, colorful impressions of where they live and travel. Her beginner’s guide is packed with everything you need to know about urban sketching principles, drawing fundamentals and tips for creating captivating art with just a few basic supplies!

Each chapter breaks down a popular location into smaller subject lessons and practical exercises using the art form’s most popular method: ink and watercolor. Learn to draw your morning breakfast at a local café, recreate the changing leaves at the neighborhood park, or report on the industrialization of your cityscape. Then practice putting these components together to tell a full visual story with Taria’s “Sketching a Scene” walkthroughs featured at the end of every chapter. What’s more, Taria shares different approaches such as beginning by blocking in shapes with watercolor vs starting with an ink outline, so you can really find a style that feels authentic to you.

Full of helpful techniques, detailed instructions, and plenty of visual examples, this book is the perfect guide to help you record your adventures no matter where you are (or where you go)!


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Taria Dawson is the creator of Urban Sketching World, a popular online resource featuring helpful news, reviews, courses, tutorials and more for urban sketchers. She is also the author and illustrator behind Sketchy Adventures Around the World which documents her travels through 15 different countries across 4 continents with 130 original ink and watercolor illustrations. Taria lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.


AUTHOR: Taria Dawson

PUBLISHER: Page Street Publishing, 2023

FORMAT: Paperback

SIZE: 7″W x 9″H x 0.4″D

PAGES: 192 pages


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