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Drawing and Designing with Confidence : A Step-by-Step Guide

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780471283904

ISBN10:
0471283908
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/2/1993
Publisher(s):
Wiley
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Summary

The highly successful " Loose with Graphics" course-- now available in book form for the first time! Mike Lin, ASLA Drawing and Designing with Confidence A Step-By-Step Guide Now, at a fraction of the cost of attending one of Mike Lin' s enormously popular graphic workshops, you can learn his uniquely successful drawing and designing techniques. In a short time, you will find your rendering and designing skills greatly improved, as you work quickly, confidently and effectively using Lin' s well-known " 45 Principles of Good Graphics" and " Six Design Approaches." The book covers all aspects of design, graphic principles, media, types of drawings, lettering, entourage, sketching and perspective drawing techniques, and contains a wealth of rapidly absorbed information on: achieving a relaxed approach to drawing that uncovers your buried artistic skillsthe 45 fundamentals of good graphics, with common mistakes to avoidusing 47 rendering techniques types to their full advantagedeveloping skills in pencil and marker letteringenhancing entourage techniques in people, vegetation, cars and furniture to create interest and realismquick and simple methods in one and two-point perspective drawingfoolproof sketching methodsa comprehensive design process with six design approaches and 23 design principles.Lavishly illustrated with nearly 400 color illustrations... including extraordinary before and after student examples... printed in a high-quality, oversized format... and incorporating hundreds of timesaving tricks of the trade, this book holds the keys to developing outstanding drawing and design skills. It isthe most detailed and comprehensive book on the topic available today, written by a professional whose acclaimed teaching methods are in demand throughout the world. Architects, landscape architects, interior designer

Author Biography

About the Author Mike W. Lin, ASLA, is a recognized leader in architectural rendering methodology. He is the founder and director of the Mike Lin Graphic Workshop in Manhattan, Kansas, which has travelled to more than one hundred universities and many cities around the world under the sponsorship of many universities, and the AIA, ASLA, ASID, ALCA and other professional organizations. Mr. Lin holds both architecture and landscape architecture degrees and was formerly a professor at Kansas State University. He is the author of the bestselling Architectural Rendering Techniques: A Color Reference.

Table of Contents

Preface ix(1)
Acknowledgments x
1. Loose vs Tight
1(4)
2. Principles of Good Graphics
5(18)
Line
6(2)
Composition
8(2)
Color
10(13)
3. Rendering Techniques
23(10)
How to See
23(1)
How to Draw
24(1)
How to Apply
25(8)
4. Rendering Types
33(42)
Pencil
33(4)
Colored Pencil
37(4)
Pastel
41(4)
Pen and Ink
45(4)
Marker
49(7)
Watercolor
56(5)
Tempera
61(4)
Airbrush
65(3)
Media Comparison
68(6)
Matrix Chart
74(1)
5. Lettering
75(4)
Pencil Lettering
75(2)
Marker Lettering
77(2)
6. Entourage
79(31)
People
79(5)
Vegetation
84(7)
Cars
91(5)
Furniture
96(4)
Skies
100(3)
Water
103(2)
Glass
105(1)
Building Materials
106(4)
7. Perspective Drawing
110(29)
Height in Perspective
111(2)
Width in Perspective
113(1)
Depth in Perspective
114(2)
One-Point Perspective
116(5)
Two-Point Perspective
121(3)
Using Perspective Charts
124(11)
Paraline Drawing Technique
135(1)
Perspective Transferring Methods
136(3)
8. How to Sketch
139(10)
Sketching Exercises
139(2)
Keeping a Journal
141(8)
9. Design Process
149(40)
Establish a Program
150(1)
Set Up Bubble Diagrams
150(2)
Conduct a Site Analysis
152(3)
Develop Design Concepts
155(2)
Choose a Design Approach
157(10)
Present Design Solutions
167(18)
A Case Study
185(4)
Appendix A: Time-Saving Techniques 189(1)
Appendix B: Model Materials 190(1)
Appendix C: Drawing Paper and Boards 191(1)
Appendix D: Recommended Markers List 192(1)
References 193(1)
Credits 194(1)
Index 195


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