Cities provide endless exciting scenes for the artist, from sun-baked cafes, rain-soaked streets, illuminated nightscapes and busy squares to quiet, atmospheric corners. This practical book explains how to paint these scenes using water-based painting materials and new techniques. With invaluable tips and advice throughout, it encourages a looser, more colourful approach to painting and shares a range of ideas for style and intepretation. Includes a guide to water-based mediums including acrylic, watercolour and mixed media, with advice on drawing, creative colour mixing and perspective. With step-by-step instruction to techniques, including tackling a street scene, and creating and capturing the movement of people, this inspirational book will help you capture the colour and movement of urban scenes and develop your own creative style of painting. Will appeal to all artists, architects, urban sketchers, interior designers and building companies.Superbly illustrated with 190 colour images.