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 drawingsuch as drawing types, media options, composition, color, shading, hatching, and perspectiveand 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 termsand communicate your designs with a timeless magic that′s all your own.
JIM LEGGITT, FAIA, is an architect, urban planner, and professional illustrator who has been practicing for over thirty years. Jim offers drawing workshops and is a frequent speaker at universities and national, regional, and local events where he has taught over 5,000 architects, designers, and students.
CHAPTER 1 TRADITIONAL DRAWING TYPES.
CHAPTER 2 DRAWING COMPOSITION.
CHAPTER 3 TRADITIONAL DRAWING TOOLS.
Drawing with Pencils.
Drawing with Pens.
CHAPTER 4 TRADITIONAL COLORING TOOLS.
How to Color with Pencils.
How to Color with Markers.
CHAPTER 5 TRADITIONAL ENTOURAGE DRAWING.
How to Draw People.
How to Draw Cars.
How to Draw Vegetation.
Drawing Building Materials.
CHAPTER 6 DIGITAL DRAWING TOOLS.
CHAPTER 7 TRADIGITAL DRAWING.
Traditional + Digital.
Overlay and Trace.
Simple Composite Method.
Advanced Composite Method.
CHAPTER 8 DRAWING GALLERY.
Paul Stevenson Oles, FAIA.
Terry J. Leonard, AIA.
Michael P. O′Beirne.
Seth Harry, AIA.