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

//Drawing Shortcuts: Developing Quick Drawing Skills Using Today’s Technology

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

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  1. Deborah Brooks February 23, 2012 at 9:28 am
    56 of 60 people found the following review helpful:
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    Better than chocolate!, August 27, 2002
    By 
    Deborah Brooks (Savannah, GA USA) –

    The only way Jim Leggitt could make this book better would be to package it with a quarter pound of really good chocolates. I’ve chosen to overlook that omission since this book is exactly what I wanted to use in my rendering classes at the Savannah College of Art & Design. This is a twenty-first century handbook for rendering in color.

    Thirty-one students (two classes) proved to me this summer that Drawing Shortcuts works for learning how to make and render drawings in color quickly, effectively and relatively economically. The final projects reflect ten weeks of increasingly stronger skills and confidence in drawing/rendering abilities. Both graduate and undergraduate students with varied levels of computer expertise found value in the Drawing Shortcuts approach of “Let Technology Do Your Dirty Work”.

    Bottom line: a relaxed learning atmosphere in studio, fearless renderers willing to experiment with color media and striking final projects. The studio professors are commenting on the improvement in rendered drawings in their classes, too. Leggitt’s methods are weaning students from a dependence on computer-generated images. The enhanced freehand drawing skills complement the computer drawing skills. Students now have many options for graphic expression which reflect their individual needs and desires.

    I teach rendering classes for interior design students in the School of Building Arts at SCAD. We’ll be using this book every quarter. Thanks, Jim Leggitt. But think about the chocolates with the second edition of the book!

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  2. R. E. Middlebrooks February 23, 2012 at 9:35 am
    27 of 27 people found the following review helpful:
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    Every Architect and Student Must Have This Book !, April 5, 2002
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    R. E. Middlebrooks (Chesapeake, VA USA) –
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    This book is an instant classic, that every architect and architectural student must get. Many of us grew up using the techniques taught by Michael Doyle in his book “Color Drawing”. Jim Leggitt’s techniques are even more geared toward the pace of productivity we all face. Using all the advantages of current technologies, including cameras, copiers, and printers he shows you exactly how to improve or gain the skills it takes to produce fast and effective visualizations. Some of the techniques are so insightful and helpful, as to immediately payback the cost of the book. Great color photographs help guide you step by step. This book is packed full. No one interested in drawing technigues should miss this book.

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  3. Anonymous February 23, 2012 at 9:52 am
    31 of 32 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Book, November 24, 2002
    By A Customer

    I am an architecture student. The content of this book isn’t by any means revolutionary, but it is smart. Basically the whole argument revolves around tracing as a basis for developing drawings, a concept I kind of thought of as cheating before reading this book. That sounds simple enough, but it is worth buying the book to find out all of the interesting ways he is able to develop a traced framework – ways I would never have thought of. He could have gotten everything he wanted to get across in half the pages, but then the book wouldn’t look very serious.
    Buy this book: the quality of your drawings may or may not increase from reading it, but you’ll be able to produce twice as many in the same time.

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