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JAMES RICHARDS, FASLA, is cofounder and Principal of Townscape, Inc., an urban design consultancy, and an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington's School of Architecture. He is a national award-winning designer, writer, and illustrator whose work spans landscape architecture, town planning, and urban design. Mr. Richards is a blog correspondent for Urban Sketchers (www.urbansketchers.org), an international drawing movement. He travels globally conducting drawing workshops for both students and professionals.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Francis D.K. Ching
Part 1: Learning a Language
Chapter One: The Freehand Renaissance
Art and Technology
Reintegrating Work and Play
Drawing and Discovery with Michael Vergason
Chapter Two: Nine Keys to Exploratory Drawing
Attack the drawing
Draw people first
Pull it together with darks
Leave it loose
Drawing and Discovery with Kevin Sloan
Chapter Three: Elements and Entourage
Trees, Shrubs, Groundcovers
Rock and Landforms
Drawing and Discovery with Christine Ten Eyck
Chapter 4: Creating Believable Worlds
Perspective: What you really need to know
Creating Depth: Foreground, Middle Ground, Background
Building Up Color
Pulling It Together
Drawing and Discovery with Luis Ruiz
Part 2: Urban Sketching
Chapter Five: Urban Sketching as Creative Fuel
Drawing and Discovery with Gabriel Campanario
Chapter Six: Capturing the Place
To Color or not to Color?
Drawing and Discovery with Liz Steel
Part 3: Concept Sketching
Chapter 7: Capturing the Idea
Sketching Over Digital Bases
Concepts and Character
Drawing and Discovery with Kim Perry
Chapter 8: Tablet Sketching-- Drawing Without Limits
Tablet Sketching Gallery
Drawing and Discovery with Robert Chipman, ASLA
Chapter 9: What?s Next?
Keep the Well Filled
Drawing and Discovery with Bob Hopewell