Drawing Shortcuts: Developing Quick Drawing Skills Using Today's Technology / Edition 2

Drawing Shortcuts: Developing Quick Drawing Skills Using Today's Technology / Edition 2

by Jim Leggitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470435488

ISBN-13: 9780470435489

Pub. Date: 12/30/2009

Publisher: Wiley

The updated edition of a contemporary approach to merging traditional hand drawing methods with 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional digital visualization tools.

Jim Leggitt's Drawing Shortcuts shows how communicating with hand drawings combined with digital technology can be ingeniously simple, and this new edition makes an already popular technique even

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Overview

The updated edition of a contemporary approach to merging traditional hand drawing methods with 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional digital visualization tools.

Jim Leggitt's Drawing Shortcuts shows how communicating with hand drawings combined with digital technology can be ingeniously simple, and this new edition makes an already popular technique even better. Completely expanded with new chapters and a wealth of supporting images, this Second Edition presents practical techniques for improving drawing efficiency and effectiveness by combining traditional hand drawing methods with the latest digital technology, including 3-D modeling with SketchUp. This book's step-by-step approach will sharpen and streamline your techniques whether you draw for pleasure, school or your design profession.

  • Easy-to-follow instructions cover every aspect from the basics of drawing such as composition, color, shading, hatching, and perspective up to the most current technologies
  • Incorporates Google SketchUp, Google Earth, computer generated renderings, digital scanners and printers
  • Features new visuals from accomplished drawing experts
  • Special new 'Gallery' section highlights the creative process with step-by-step examples of drawings
  • Complete coverage of the 'Overlay and Trace Method,

    Simple Composite Method,

    Advanced Composite Method,? and 'Digital Hybrid Drawings'
  • New matrices show alternative drawing techniques for specific visual effects such as Linework and Shading, Selecting the Right Views, Perspectives and Paraline Drawings, Drawing Detail, Camera Lenses, and Drawing Tools

Generously enriched with detailed process drawings, examples, and more than 500 full-color images, Drawing Shortcuts, Second Edition will have you creating top-quality drawings faster and more effectively.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470435489
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/30/2009
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
600,451
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

INTRODUCTION.

CHAPTER 1 TRADITIONAL DRAWING TYPES.

Observation Drawings.

Imagination Drawings.

Thumbnail Drawings.

Concept Drawings.

Presentation Drawings.

CHAPTER 2 DRAWING COMPOSITION.

Drawing Composition.

Perspective Drawings.

Paraline Drawings.

CHAPTER 3 TRADITIONAL DRAWING TOOLS.

Drawing Media.

Drawing with Pencils.

Drawing with Pens.

Hatching Techniques.

Showing Detail.

Creating Shadows.

Correcting Mistakes.

Drawing Safety.

CHAPTER 4 TRADITIONAL COLORING TOOLS.

How to Color with Pencils.

How to Color with Markers.

Mixed-Media Drawings.

CHAPTER 5 TRADITIONAL ENTOURAGE DRAWING.

Drawing Sources.

How to Draw People.

How to Draw Cars.

How to Draw Vegetation.

Drawing Furniture.

Drawing Building Materials.

CHAPTER 6 DIGITAL DRAWING TOOLS.

3-D Modeling.

Digital Editing.

Digital Photography.

CHAPTER 7 TRADIGITAL DRAWING.

Traditional + Digital.

Tradigital Variations.

Overlay and Trace.

Simple Composite Method.

Advanced Composite Method.

Digital Hybrids.

CHAPTER 8 DRAWING GALLERY.

Kirk Fromm.

Jennifer Mahoney.

Paul Stevenson Oles, FAIA.

Terry J. Leonard, AIA.

Michael P. O'Beirne.

Seth Harry, AIA.

Stanley Doctor.

Conclusion.

Contributors.

Project Credits.

Index.

Jim Leggitt.

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