TL6: Perspective: Cracking the Code




Saturday afternoon

Stephanie Bower


It seems like most people teach perspective by imagining boxes on a table, but that doesn’t help if you are an urban sketcher and want to sketch the scene in front of you! In this session, we’ll use an iPad presentation to go over a few basics about how perspective works in the real world. I’ll share examples of my sketches and talk about how I start my sketches. I’ll review your work and mark it up on tracing paper overlays as well as answer any questions you may have. Bring me your toughest questions! Perspective is not hard when you know what to look for, and you’ll start to see perspective everywhere!

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Event Details

Date: July 20, 2024

Start time: 02:30 p.m.

End time: 04:30 p.m.

Directions: Cole Art Studio. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds, WA 98020

Sketcher Fest Artist

Seattle-based Stephanie Bower worked as a licensed Architect in New York City before gravitating to professional architectural illustration and concept design. She taught for over 30 years, in New York City at Parsons School of Design and in Seattle at the University of Washington and Cornish College of the Arts. Stephanie is thrilled to be living her life-long dream as a globe-trotting urban sketcher and instructor! She has taught at 8 Urban Sketchers International Symposiums, has 3 online sketching classes, and teaches perspective and watercolor workshops around the world. Her awards include the prestigious Gabriel Prize fellowship in architecture to Paris, and she was twice honored with “Best Travel Sketch” in the KRob international architectural delineation competition. Stephanie’s work has been featured in Watercolor Artist and Artist magazines, and she is the best-selling author of several books including The Urban Sketching Handbook: Understanding Perspective, The Urban Sketching Handbook: 101 Sketching Tips, as well as the recent sketching tour around the globe, The World of Urban Sketching.

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