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Stephanie Bower
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www.stephaniebower.com | Architect, Architectural Illustrator, Drawing and Workshop Instructor, Seattle Urban Sketcher
www.stephaniebower.com | Architect, Architectural Illustrator, Drawing and Workshop Instructor, Seattle Urban Sketcher

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention...
Sketching at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, TX. Urban Sketchers are such creative people! We figure out all kinds of workarounds and tools to make location sketching easier and better!      Those of you who have seen me work in person know that I lik...
Necessity is the Mother of Invention...
Necessity is the Mother of Invention...
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Which Reds for Asia...??
Exactly three weeks from now, I will be arriving in HONG KONG! Yes, a good pinching is needed. For this trip, I'll  spend 3 days or so in HK (and will get to sketch with the incredible Rob Sketcherman ), then fly to Taiwan to teach at an Asian Urban Sketche...
Which Reds for Asia...??
Which Reds for Asia...??
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I'm on TV??????
Browsing through television offerings two nights ago, I was shocked to stumble upon this... oh my gosh!!!! I suppose it makes sense, as Craftsy was sold to NBC/Universal (parent company Comcast), so of course there would start to be integration with TV some...
I'm on TV??????
I'm on TV??????
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Three Interiors: Italy, USA, Holland
I love sketching interiors, as they are such personal spaces. I love how rooms connect, one space leading to the next or outside, and I love how they are filled with personal objects loaded with meaning that makes a place feel like home. And I don't even mi...
Three Interiors: Italy, USA, Holland
Three Interiors: Italy, USA, Holland
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USk Workshop: GOOD BONES | Seattle
USk Workshop: GOOD BONES | Seattle
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TIP 10/10: Domes are ROUND!
And here is the final post in this series of 10 TIPS! Sketching Tip #10: Domes are ROUND! This may seem rather obvious, but I see so many sketchers sort of flatten out the shapes and draw the "edges" as if they were sharp corners instead of rounded. Domes a...
TIP 10/10: Domes are ROUND!
TIP 10/10: Domes are ROUND!
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TIP 9/10: Use Ellipses to Sketch Arches
Sketching Tip #9:   Use Ellipses to Draw Arches... I often see sketches in which arches look more like horseshoes than real arches! So to help you draw an arch that looks like an arch, here are some tips. I start every sketch I do with what I call "Good Bon...
TIP 9/10: Use Ellipses to Sketch Arches
TIP 9/10: Use Ellipses to Sketch Arches
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TIP 8/10: Towers are like Wedding Cakes
Only three more to go! Here is sketching tip #8 of 10... Sketching Tip #8: Towers are like Wedding Cakes! Imagine a wedding cake...if one layer is off-center from the one below it, eventually we'd get a tragic cake collapse and wedding disaster! Same for To...
TIP 8/10: Towers are like Wedding Cakes
TIP 8/10: Towers are like Wedding Cakes
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TIP 7/10: Stuck or Overwhelmed? Try This...
Sketching Tip #7: Stuck or Overwhelmed?  Use Thumbnails... You see the inspiring view, you figure out what angle you want, you sit down and... you are overwhelmed and stuck. Has this happened to you? It happens to me all the time . That blank sheet of paper...
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6/10 Tips: Sloped Roofs in Perspective
Sketching Tip #6:  Sloped Roofs in Perspective Sketching a sloped roof, or any sloped surface, can be a real challenge. I pretty much always draw lines down the slope of the roof so that the angle of the roof reads, no matter what the roof material is. The ...
6/10 Tips: Sloped Roofs in Perspective
6/10 Tips: Sloped Roofs in Perspective
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