Watts My Line?: The Life and Work of Editorial Artist, Lawrie Watts
Two generations have been influenced by Lawrie Watts' cutaway drawings in books and magazines of motorcycles, motorcars, aircraft, Donald Campbell's Bluebird, Richard Noble's Thrust, Richard Branson's epic hot air balloons and even farm machinery. Long before CAD, the legendary Lawrie was drawing complex machinery in amazing 3D detail. His meticulous, distinctive style draws us into the picture, telling a story even though his brief had been merely to draw the thing. Lawrie is not just an artist, he's a designer too. His Royal Enfield-powered Dreamliner looked just right and was way ahead of its time.This book provides a fascinating insight into Lawrie's problem-solving through drawing. Anyone interested in how things work will enjoy this voyage through the life, ideas and work of the perceptive and inventive Mr Lawrence Watts.
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