Last week, I got another of those lovely packages - you know, the ones that come in jiffy bags, so can't possibly be a gas bill? Yes: it was my copy of the brand new, hot off the press, Art of Urban Sketching. And by golly, it's gorgeous!
Lucky little me got sent a complimentary copy, because I am in it (yes, look closely on the above page and you can just about make me out). I can't take credit for all the sketches in the Sheffield section though: many are by fellow SketchCrawlers in Sheffield. You might recognise some drawings from our very first, city centre SketchCrawl.
Sheffield Sketchcrawl has been so active over the last year, we attracted the attention of Gabriel Campanario: the man behind Urban Sketchers and the one who made the book happen, by pulling together the best Urban Sketching from around the globe.
It's so interesting to compare all the different sketching styles and also see the different sketching kits we each take out and why we've chosen certain tools. This is my train-sketching gear above.
If you would like a copy, you can get it here on Amazon. The RRP is £17.99, but it's currently on at £11.87 with free delivery. It's a fat book, bursting with artwork, so that seems incredibly good value.