Hand Drawing for Designers: Communicating Ideas Through Architectural Graphics

Hand Drawing for Designers: Communicating Ideas Through Architectural Graphics

Seidlet, Douglas; Korteis, Amy; Seidler, Douglas R.

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  • 9781563677809
  • Paperback
  • English
  • 304
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Mar 2010
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Hand Drawing for Designers: A Visual Guide for Drawing Fundamentals approaches the act of drawing as a communication tool that students will carry forth in the design firm. It also addresses why hand drawing is valued within design firms for conceptual design, design development, and client presentations. The progression of methods and concepts builds from an introduction to drawing methods and drawing rationale through two-dimensional drawing techniques, three-dimensional drawing techniques, and presentation drawings. Designed to strengthen a student's understanding of visual representation and technical drawing by visually teaching, this text provides students with the skills to translate three-dimensional ideas into two-dimensional drawings that effectively communicate their design concept. Despite the increased reliance on digital media, hand drawing remains a powerful tool in conceptual design presentations because it emphasizes the large idea by leaving fine details to the client's imagination.
Features: -- Progressive introduction of concepts (chapters build on previous chapters), step-by-step drawing instructions, and visual examples -- Presents the concept of entourage by exploring different hand and digital based techniques to add people, furniture and landscape elements to drawings, with an emphasis on the scale of the drawing and the quantity of entourage -- Includes techniques using printed SketchUp models as a tool to generate hand drawn and hand drafted perspectives -- Demonstrates how to digitally render hand drawings, sketches, and diagrams in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator -- CD-Rom provides digital example files in Photoshop, Illustrator and SketchUp format -- Instructor's Guide includes course outlines, additional assignments and how to use the text in a variety of courses