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Freehand Sketching
By Paul Laseau

Freehand Sketching

An Introduction

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Freehand Sketching by Paul Laseau

Book Description

From basic skills to sketch construction using grids, frames, and shapes to the creation of tone, texture, color, and detail, and experimentation with digital rendering, Freehand Sketching helps you build your drawing skill and confidence through mastery of fundamentals. Carefully designed exercises guide you step by step in effective sketching in the studio and in the field. Also covered are helpful topics such as useful equipment, observation skills, framing and editing sketches, rendering people, and keeping a journal. An array of the author's lively sketches as well as examples from other architectural professionals fill the pages of Freehand Sketching, making this an ideal handbook for architecture and design students and all who wish to be more effective at visual communication.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393731125
ISBN-10: 039373112X
Format: Paperback
(150mm x 231mm x 12mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 9-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Visual Notes for Architects and Designers by Paul Laseau Visual Notes for Architects and Designers, Paperback (December 2011)

This show-by-example sourcebook clearly illustrates proven methods and procedures for keeping a highly useful visual notebook. The coverage demonstrates how to make rapid, notational sketches that serve as visual records for future reference, as well as improve understanding and facilitate the development of ideas.

Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers by Paul Laseau Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers, Paperback (August 2000)

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Author Biography - Paul Laseau

Paul Laseau, AIA, WSI, is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at Ball State University with more than thirty years of experience teaching freehand sketching and design drawing. The author of Freehand Sketching: An Introduction and Graphic Thinking for Architects and Designers, and coauthor of Visual Notes, Laseau is an accomplished watercolor artist and illustrator and an active member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana and the Design Communication Association. He has given workshops at universities in the United States and Europe.

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