Drawing Shortcuts: Developing Quick Drawing Skills Using Today's Technology

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Wiley, Apr 4, 2002 - Architecture - 202 pages
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An ingeniously simple drawing approach that joins traditional hand drawing techniques with modern technology

Start creating top-quality drawings faster and more effectively–with Drawing Shortcuts. This book presents practical techniques and applications that will improve your drawing skills and help you produce more accurate sketches by incorporating traditional hand drawing methods with today’s technology. Easy-to-follow instructions cover every aspect from the basics of drawing–such as composition, color, shading, shadow, and perspective–up to the most current applications of cameras, copiers, and computers to create and reproduce your work.

This book’s step-by-step approach will sharpen and streamline your techniques whether you draw for pleasure or for your profession. Generously enriched with detailed process drawings, examples, and more than 300 full-color images, it features:

  • Detailed outlines of drawing methods, from "storyboarding" to the "overlay and trace" method
  • Timesaving, end-of-chapter "QuickTips" for easy reference
  • Guidelines for building a portfolio
  • Pointers on selecting materials and maximizing color potential

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About the author (2002)

JIM LEGGITT, AIA, is a senior associate with RNL Design, an architect, urban planner, and professional illustrator who has been practicing in Denver for more than 25 years. He serves as President of the AIA Denver Chapter and Director of the AIA Colorado Chapter. Jim currently teaches a Drawing Shortcuts course to graduate students at the University of Colorado College of Architecture and Planning. He presents seminars and drawing workshops to professional design firms and AIA-sponsored programs throughout the country.

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