Freehand Sketching: An Introduction

Overview

Even in the computer age, freehand sketching is the designer’s most useful tool for notation, design exploration, and graphic communication.
From basic skills to sketch construction using grids, frames, and shapes to the creation of tone, texture, color, and detail, and experimentation with digital rendering, Freehand Sketching helps you build your drawing skill and confidence through mastery of fundamentals. Carefully designed exercises guide you step by step in effective ...

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Overview

Even in the computer age, freehand sketching is the designer’s most useful tool for notation, design exploration, and graphic communication.
From basic skills to sketch construction using grids, frames, and shapes to the creation of tone, texture, color, and detail, and experimentation with digital rendering, Freehand Sketching helps you build your drawing skill and confidence through mastery of fundamentals. Carefully designed exercises guide you step by step in effective sketching in the studio and in the field. Also covered are helpful topics such as useful equipment, observation skills, framing and editing sketches, rendering people, and keeping a journal.
An array of the author’s lively sketches as well as examples from other architectural professionals fill the pages of Freehand Sketching, making this an ideal handbook for architecture and design students and all who wish to be more effective at visual communication.

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Austin Williams - The Architects' Journal (UK)
“A lovely little book . . . As much of a holiday companion or stocking stuffer as it is an office library staple. It doubles as a beginner's guide as well as a refining tool for more expert draughtspersons, showing hundreds of examples of genuine sketches. . . . This is a very handy guide that aims to increase the reader/user's 'personal satisfaction'. Well worth the money.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393731125
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/19/2003
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 349,941
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Laseau, AIA, WSI, is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at Ball State University with more than thirty years of experience teaching freehand sketching and design drawing. The author of Freehand Sketching: An Introduction and Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers, and coauthor of Visual Notes, Laseau is an accomplished watercolor artist and illustrator and an active member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana and the Design Communication Association. He has given workshops at universities in the United States and Europe.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1 Basic Skills 13
2 Environment: Sketch Construction 31
3 Environment: Sketch Tone and Detail 49
4 Sketching in the Field 75
5 Sketching in the Studio 97
Conclusion 108
Recommended Reading 111
Index 112
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