Architectural Sketching in Markers

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Markers are incredibly versatile tools for expressing design ideas in the early stages of design and illustration. They're especially valuable in architectural design, where subtle effects often have to be visually expressed. All the techniques you need to exploit this medium in architectural design applications are clearly explained and visually demonstrated in this workshop-style guide. Emphasis throughout is on the relationship between the architect's thinking, sketching, and seeing, as well as on how to ...
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Overview

Markers are incredibly versatile tools for expressing design ideas in the early stages of design and illustration. They're especially valuable in architectural design, where subtle effects often have to be visually expressed. All the techniques you need to exploit this medium in architectural design applications are clearly explained and visually demonstrated in this workshop-style guide. Emphasis throughout is on the relationship between the architect's thinking, sketching, and seeing, as well as on how to achieve effective results using just a few simple strokes with markers. Taking you from start to finish, Architectural Sketching in Markers covers how to:*Analyze a space*Establish an effective visual viewpoint*Define a visual concept*"Tune in" the color*Achieve effective results with quick and refined sketchingSeries of progressive marker sketches with sketching tips make it easy to render different environments and effects of color, light, form, and space. You're shown how to establish the appropriate form and space when sketching exteriors, interiors, cityscapes, and more. More than 160 color and 50 black-and-white illustrations vividly display the effects you can achieve, and help you master architectural details and marker variations. In addition, a portfolio of work done by eight accomplished, contemporary illustrators demonstrates a wide range of exciting possibilities. Included with these samples are commentaries by the artists, providing insights into the sketching techniques they used and their basic artistic approaches. You'll gain valuable insights into sketching ideas for buildings, cars, furniture, and elements of the landscape such as trees. Guidelines on travelsketching are also provided. With markers enabling you to capture an immediate response to form, space, and different levels of illumination -- with an economy of strokes -- this collection of techniques and visual results can greatly expand your ability to express design ideas. Architectural Sketching in Markers is a valuable resource for all architects, graphic designers, interior designers, industrial designers, renderers, and artists.
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Markers are versatile tools for expressing design ideas of the early stages of design and illustration. They're especially valuable in architectural design, as explained and visually demonstrated in this workshop-style guide to the techniques needed to exploit this medium in architectural design applications. With some 160 color and 50 b&w illustrations. 101/2x81/2". Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471289746
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Table of Contents

DEFINING THE CONCEPT.
The Sketch.
Tuning in the Color.
Gallery of Outdoor Sketching.
ESTABLISHING FORM AND SPACE.
Sketching Exteriors.
Sketching Interiors.
Cityscapes.
VISUAL REFERENCES.
Architectural Details.
Marker Variations and Other Media.
Travel Sketching.
PORTFOLIOS.
Design Credits.
Bibliography.
Index.
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