Design Graphics: Drawing Techniques for Design Professionals eBook (3e) : 9780133003307

Design Graphics: Drawing Techniques for Design Professionals eBook (3e)

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For beginning/intermediate-level Basic Design Drawing courses in Interior Design, Architecture, and other related programs.



Design Graphics: Drawing Techniques for Design Professionals, 3rd Edition, combines–in a single volume–simple techniques and skills related to sketching, design-development, and the schematic or preliminary phase of design presentation. Emphasizing drawing as a mental as well as physical exercise, the text helps students draw designs on paper faster and easier, showing them how visual communication with clients can provide better, more economical design solutions. Practical, straightforward, and reader-friendly, Design Graphics provides more complete coverage of the basics, making concepts and techniques accessible to students with highly diversified educational and technical backgrounds.

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Table of contents

Introduction: Drawing.



 1. The Basics.

 2. Line.

 3. Light.

 4. Texture.



 5. Conceptual/Doodle Diagrams.

 6. Perspective Drawing.



 7. One-Point Eyeball Perspective.

 8. Two-Point Eyeball Perspective.

 9. Overlay Method.

10. Entourage for Final Drawings.

11. Presentation.




Features & benefits

Hand-drawing as a design skill.

  • Introduces students to the most critical areas related to the designer's ability to design and communicate.


  • Shows students how to draw what they see—as a first step in making believable drawings of their designs.

“Loosen up” exercises.

  • Helps student see how line, light, texture, and materials make a drawing come alive.

Design drawing.

  • Introduces students to conceptual drawing/doodle/diagramming—the designer's shorthand for the schematic phase of design development.

Illustrates image drawing.

  • Helps students identify the character and identity of a space.

Drawing process (rendering).

  • Teaches and illustrates one-point and two-point 'eyeball' perspective methods based on freehand, scale and not-to-scale grids.

Perspective types.

  • Helps students meet different design situations—conceptual doodle, image, composition studies, and client-oriented final level drawings.

“Overlay” method.

  • Shows students how to develop and refine drawings for client review and approval.

Monochromatic (black and white) visuals and illustrations throughout—Introduces basic drawing and concepts in the traditional way.

  • Gives students a simple, yet thorough grounding in the basics, which can easily be applied in subsequent studies of colour.
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