Book Review: Urban Sketching: 9 days in Sri Lanka

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Mike Yoshiaki Daikubara is an industrial design, graphic designer and avid urban sketcher. Whenever he goes on vacation, he would sketch, a lot. He has self published several travelogue sketchbooks over the years and the latest one covers his trip to Sri Lanka.

This is an A5-sized paperback sketchbook with just 76 pages.

All the watercolour sketches were drawn on location, starting from his bus ride to the Boston Logan Airport to all the places visited in Sri Lanka. The scenes captured are accompanied by interesting stories of his interaction with people and what he saw during the trip. He even draws the layout for hotels he stayed in.

I enjoy travelogue sketches and Mike does a fantastic job in showing us around, bringing us along the trip. It’s really cool to just put out a book like this collecting all the sketches made during the trip. Sketching is a nice way to remember the places and looking back at the sketches will bring back wonderful memories. The places, buildings, scenery drawn look great and definitely puts Sri Lanka on the list of places I have to visit in the future.

I bought this book on Amazon for just $15 and it’s worth the money.

Urban Sketching Sri Lanka: Urban Sketching 9 days in Sri Lanka is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | AU

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