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Capture the Moment

Capture the Moment

Author(s): Jim Lammers

Location(s): World

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Modern



  • This book focuses on sketching buildings and cityscapes from observation using coloured pencil
  • It clarifies the mystery of perspective along with the other aspects of sketching
  • It stresses rapid sketching in the moment allowing the right-brain to take over
  • This book fills a niche in the pantheon of books on sketching

With sketches from around the world, this book takes you on a journey starting with the definition of sketching from observation and an introduction to right-brain drawing. You get a discussion of black and white and colour sketching with a focus on coloured pencil as an easy-to-use medium. Perspective drawing is demystified and you then take side trips to understand shade and shadow, reflections, landscapes, streetscapes, sky and skyline.

This book presents the fundamentals of rapid coloured pencil sketching to ‘capture the moment’ for designers and for travellers who have always wanted to draw the notable places they visit.

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Author: Tina Hartas

Now is not the time for travel. We are stuck at home, so what better way to spend the time than working on how to hone your travel sketching skills in preparation for a...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021