Drawing the Landscape / Edition 2

Drawing the Landscape / Edition 2

by Chip Sullivan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471292044

ISBN-13: 9780471292043

Pub. Date: 12/01/1997

Publisher: Wiley

This elegant Third Edition of Chip Sullivan's classic Drawing the Landscape shows how to use drawing as a path towards understanding the natural and built environment. It offers guidance for tapping into and exploring personal creative potential and helps readers master the essential principles, tools, and techniques required to prepare professional graphic

Overview

This elegant Third Edition of Chip Sullivan's classic Drawing the Landscape shows how to use drawing as a path towards understanding the natural and built environment. It offers guidance for tapping into and exploring personal creative potential and helps readers master the essential principles, tools, and techniques required to prepare professional graphic presentations in landscape architecture and architecture. From quick sketches to highly finished works, from convincing perspective drawings to innovative freehand techniques, Drawing the Landscape introduces a broad range of methods and media that help students and professionals communicate key design ideas as they express their own unique visions. Landscape architecture professionals, architects, designers, artists, illustrators, and students turn to Drawing the Landscape for the skills and confidence to realize their creative potential.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471292043
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Series:
Landscape Architecture Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.55(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
1The Essence of Drawing1
Definition of Drawing3
Drawing as Conceptualizing7
Drawing as Seeing7
Freedom and Structure12
The Power of Drawing16
The Spirit of Drawing17
2The Daybook19
Types of Daybooks27
Media29
Mixed Media31
Doodles32
Daybook Variations33
3The Creative Environment43
The Studio44
The Artistic Community50
Inspiration56
The Creative Process60
4Equipment and Drawing Instruments65
Equipment66
The Pencil69
Drawing Paper72
Soft Media73
Pen and Ink76
Technical Pens77
Colored Pencils80
Watercolor84
5Preliminary Drawing Exercises93
Holding the Drawing Instrument94
6Tone and Texture111
Light, Shade, and Shadow112
Tone and Value113
Hatching114
Crosshatching115
Chiaroscuro116
Light116
Shadow117
Basic Solids in Tone119
Texture122
7Drawing Techniques for Trees and Plants131
Contour Drawing133
Gesture136
Plant Forms137
Plant Structure137
Foliage140
Shadow147
Tree and Plant Massing154
8Composing the Landscape Drawing157
The Picture Plane162
Drawing Paper164
The Classic Landscape Composition169
Optical Devices171
9Freehand Perspective Drawing181
Linear Perspective183
Freehand Landscape Perspective186
Horizon Line187
Viewpoints and Vanishing Points189
Proportional Relationships191
Developing the Gestural Quality of Freehand Perspective200
Architectural Perspective203
10Drawing the Landscape in Plan, Elevation, and Section207
The Landscape Plan209
Frame of Reference211
Scale212
The Freehand Conceptual Plan216
The Measured Plan218
Ground Plane Treatments219
Ground Plane Textures220
Water221
Architecture224
Trees and Vegetation225
Shadows227
The Elevation228
The Section230
Illustrating the Elevation and Section231
Elevation Perspective233
11Axonometric and Isometric Landscape Drawing235
The Axonometric239
The Isometric242
Freehand Bird's-Eye243
The Exploded View244
Illustrating the Axonometric and Isometric246
Composing the Paraline Drawing250
12The Figure in the Landscape251
Drawing the Figure254
The Life-Drawing Session259
The Skeleton262
The Muscles262
Proportional Systems264
Drawing the Figure in Gesture265
Fashion Illustration267
Conclusion268
13Animating the Landscape: Drawing with Vim, Vigor, and Vitality269
The Storyboard270
Animating and Embellishing the Wireframe276
Overlays277
The Gesture as a Design Tool280
The Design File282
The Portfolio282
14Composing the Final Drawing287
The Mock-up290
Lettering297
The Competition Drawing298
Experimental Media: A Gallery of Ideas300
Conclusion307
Afterword311
References313
Index317

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