The Urban Sketching Handbook – Working with Color – Techniques for Using Watercolor and Color Media on the Go

The instructional text is enhanced with stunning watercolor illustrations by the author and other expert urban sketchers from beautiful locations around the globe. The illustrations include examples of color swatches showing value; mixing; illustrations of complementary, analogous, and neutral color schemes; and sample galleries.

Working with Color is an indispensable guide for on-location artists looking to expand and strengthen their expressive use of color.

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