Marker Magic: The Rendering Problem Solver for Designers / Edition 1

Marker Magic: The Rendering Problem Solver for Designers / Edition 1

by Greg Madsen, Richard M. McGarry
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471284343

ISBN-13: 9780471284345

Pub. Date: 12/28/1992

Publisher: Wiley

Marker Magic The Rendering Problem Solver for Designers McGarry Madsen Architects, interior designers, artists, and illustrators take note—if you’ve ever found yourself searching for that creative spark that could make your design presentations take on a new life, or you need to draw a wood treatment, and you don’t know how-Marker Magic has easy-to

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Marker Magic The Rendering Problem Solver for Designers McGarry Madsen Architects, interior designers, artists, and illustrators take note—if you’ve ever found yourself searching for that creative spark that could make your design presentations take on a new life, or you need to draw a wood treatment, and you don’t know how-Marker Magic has easy-to follow solutions for all of your design problems. The book uses the most popular medium—markers—in combination with other media, and devotes special attention to hard-to-draw subjects such as wood, stone, foliage, skies, carpet, chrome, tile, and fabrics. This is not a book on principles, concepts, or theory, but a hands-on manual that presents real solutions to everyday design problems. With Marker Magic as your desk-side reference you’ll be able to improve the quality and the presentation of your drawings right away as Richard McGarry and Greg Madsen show you:

  • tips, tricks, and shortcuts that will make your drawings stand out
  • 40 mini-lessons, many with step-by-step demonstrations, of solutions to everyday rendering problems
  • specific color combinations for help in rendering hard-to-draw items
  • profiles from top professionals with examples of their best work
McGarry and Madsen also provide suggestions on how to make rendering faster and easier. If you needed to give a presentation on short notice, or are looking for new techniques, or are still learning how to draw, Marker Magic contains all the easy-to-use solutions for your rendering problems.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471284345
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,266,087
Product dimensions:
8.95(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

MARKER RENDERING BASICS.

What are the Advantages of Using Ink Line and Color Markers for Design Presentations?

Which Manufacturer's Line of Color Markers is Best?

How Do Different Papers Affect the Working Qualities of Markers?

What Other Media Can I Use to Enhance My Marker Renderings?

It's Hard for Me to Lay Down an Even Area of Color in Markers: What Should I Do?

The Lighting Look Drab in My Renderings: How do I Make it Bright and Crisp?

How Can I Best Indicate People in My Sketch Renderings?

I Always Have Trouble Matching the Colors I've Selected for a Rendering: What is the Best Way to Copy Color Sample Swatches?

Sometimes it Seems Like the More Color I Add to a Drawing, the Worse it Gets: What Am I Doing Wrong?

I Tend to Get Bogged Down in the Details of Laying Out a Perspective: How Can I Make it Less Confusing?

How do I render Round and Curved Surfaces?

ILLUSTRATING ARCHITECTURAL AND INTERIOR ELEMENTS.

How Can I Make the Sky Dramatically Complement the Buildings in My Rendering?

How Do I Create the Effect of Rich, Natural Wood in Furniture and Interior Paneling?

How Do I Keep My Brick Areas from Looking Monotonous?

How Do I Portray Granite and Marble?

What is the Best Way to Indicate a Mirror Reflection?

How Do I Render Transparent Objects?

What's an Easy System for Indicating Cars in a Rendering?

How Do I Portray Chrome, Brass, and Copper Convincingly?

What is the Best Way to Portray Glass?

What is the Best Way to Render Carpet Textures?

How Can I Show the Difference Between Matte and Glossy Surfaces?

What's the Best Way to Depict Water?

My Drawings of People Look Like Flat, Cut-Out Boards: How Do I Make Them Look More Dimensional?

What are Good Color Combinations for Rendered Site Plans?

How Do I Vary the Greens to Make My Foliage More Interesting?

CREATING A DYNAMIC PERSONAL STYLE.

Why Do Most Professional Renderers Keep a "Clip File"?

I Want My Renderings to Be "Loose": How Can I Keep Them From Looking Stiff and Mechanical?

Although I Draw the Buildings Accurately in my Renderings, They Never Seem as Exciting as I Want Them to Be: How Can I Make Them More Dramatic?

I've Just Finished Developing a Design: But Now the Client has Moved Our Meeting Up to This Afternoon, and I Need to Do a Perspective Sketch Fast: Help!

How Can I Check My Finished Rendering for Errors and Areas That Need Improvement?

How Do I "Jazz Up" My Elevations to Use Them for a Design Presentation?

What Can I Do to Develop a Personal Rendering Style?

I Have Difficulty Visualizing What I Want to Draw: Any Suggestions?

My Building Design Seems to Blend in With Everything Else in the Picture: How Can I Make it Stand Out Clearly?

How Can I Keep My Grays From Turning Muddy and Boring?

Sometimes My Background Seems to Jump Forward in the Picture: What Should I Do to Make it Recede?

My Design Sketches of Furniture Seem to Float on the Paper: How Can I Make Them More Interesting?

What Can I Do to Improve the Presentation of My Renderings?

I Usually Don't Have Time for a Professional Photographer to Shoot My Renderings Before They are Delivered to the Client: Is it Possible to Take Quality Photos Myself Without a Lot of Expensive Equipment?

RESOURCES AND INDEX.

Further Reading.

Gray Scale Strips.

Illustrators and Designers Featured in This Book.

Index.

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