I rarely sketch from photos, but the wonderfully encyclopaedic People of the Twenty-First Century by Hans Eijkelboom is a treasure trove of reference images for the urban sketcher. It’s a beautiful catalogue of real people going about their lives, and copying the pictures has helped to sharpen up my eye for figure drawing. The photos are presented in ‘types’ of people, so here are New York men in trench coats, Russian mothers carrying toddlers, Moroccan men on bikes, and Dutch men in leather jackets. (More details about the book are on my ‘Current Inspiration’ page).
I’m an Urban Sketcher…
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