How to Draw

How to Draw

Drawing and Sketching Objects and Environments From your Imagination

Book - 2013 | 1st ed.
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How to Draw is for artists, architects and designers. It is useful to the novice, the student and the professional. You will learn how to draw any object or environment from your imagination, starting with the most basic perspective drawing skills. Early chapters explain how to draw accurate perspective grids and ellipses that in later chapters provide the foundation for more complex forms. The research and design processes used to generate visual concepts are demonstrated, making it much easier for you to draw things never-before-seen! Best of all, more than 25 pages can be scanned via a smartphone or tablet using the new Design Studio Press app, which link to video tutorials for that section of the book! With a combined 26 years of teaching experience, Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling bring you the lessons and techniques they have used to help thousands of their students become professional artists and designers. This book is indispensable for anyone who wants to learn, or teaches others, how to draw.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Design Studio Press, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781933492759
Branch Call Number: 741.2 ROBER
Characteristics: 208 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Bertling, Thomas


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Feb 02, 2016

The reason this book is so technical is because it's for concept design through industrial design techniques. It's supposed to be technical, and the reader is pretty much expected to know this before going into this book. It's a fantastic book for what it's for and I reference from it every day. I'm surprised the library got this gem!

Sep 09, 2015

This is exactly what I expected and wanted.
Essentially it's a textbook. Giving you exercises and providing you with the vocabulary, tools and basic knowledge that most designers and creative professionals use on a daily basis. While you should be aware, this focuses on a very technical and specialized art style. Forcing you to think, not only about the perspective, but the dimensions, proportions and scale of vehicles, buildings and other designs. So make sure to read the full title (Drawing and Sketching Objects and Environments from Your Imagination).

When you're not able to take an art class but still want to expand your skill set and have a solid foundation and criteria for learning, this is a great book.

yellow_bird_0121 Jan 08, 2015

I agree with PatEe comment below. The title is very misleading. Its about exactly what PatEe said it was in the previous comment and also consists of drawing cars, buildings, and towards the back some kind of robots/transformers, something like that. I didn't bother to even read much of anything in this book because it wasn't what I was looking for at all. Although, for the person who is interested in this type of drawing it looks to be a good book with a lot of detailed information for this type of drawing.

Sep 02, 2014

The title of this book is very misleading. This is not a book for the average artist. It is highly technical - this is about drawing extremely realistically as you would in architecture and industrial design. It is very interesting, but is not exactly what I expected.

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