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Drawing Shortcuts: Developing Quick Drawing Skills Using Today's Technology

Drawing Shortcuts: Developing Quick Drawing Skills Using Today's Technology
Author: Jim Leggitt
ISBN 13: 9780470435489
ISBN 10: 470435488
Edition: 2
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2009-12-30
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 264
List Price: $65.00

Create top-quality drawings faster and more effectively

This book is about putting your design ideas on paper for others to enjoy. Recent developments in computer rendering technology have put amazing new tools in the hands of designers. But for communicating emotion and character, there is simply no replacement for good old-fashioned hand drawing. Jim Leggitt's Drawing Shortcuts gives you an ingeniously simple drawing approach that joins traditional hand-drawing techniques with the latest 2-D and 3-D digital technology.

In this new edition of his popular book, architect and teacher Jim Leggitt, FAIA, introduces you to the fundamentals of drawing—such as drawing types, media options, composition, color, shading, hatching, and perspective—and then explains how to incorporate the most current digital technologies into your work.

The book's step-by-step approach helps you:

  • Sharpen and streamline your visualization technique using the "overlay and trace," "simple and advanced composition," and "digital hybrid drawings" methods

  • Absorb the lessons through detailed process drawings, carefully chosen examples, and more than 500 full-color images

  • Create amazing images combining your own hand drawings with 3-D computer views made with Google® SketchUp, Google® Earth, and other powerful programs

  • Master "Tradigital Drawing," which merges traditional hand-drawing technique with digital imaging

Whether you draw for pleasure or professionally, let Drawing Shortcuts, Second Edition show you how to utilize technology on your own terms—and communicate your designs with a timeless magic that's all your own.