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

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

This book is more suitable for architecture or landscaping students. I was checking it out to see if I could improve on my outdoor sketches.

The book's an introductory course to drawing and sketching architectural subjects. It's filled with different tips on drawing with different mediums, ideas on how to use technology to blend with the work, presentation and ways to build confidence. It's not really a very technical book but you get to pick up some hand drawn as well as computer drawing tips. The examples are plentiful and nice.

The second edition is updated with recent developments in technology, such as the usage of Google Sketchup to aid design. So the book's pretty up to date.

Recommended for anyone into architecture and landscape drawing and sketching.

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Out of curiosity, Parka, do

Out of curiosity, Parka, do you have any of your drawings or sketches online? You have so many drawing tutorial books, do you find that they actually help with your skills? I personally find that it's really hard to learn drawing from a book. I can read them fine, but the lesson doesn't really sink in until I see somebody actually draw.

oh i seems tha..i've read the

oh i seems tha..i've read the first book....
but actually,i only interested in how they draw things...not how hey colour things i suppose.
the first book illust. are preey good,this is even better!!! i hope they also include how to draw easy perspective or somehing like that,since they don explain it in the first book....
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in the end i am mulling abou the first book,sorry.
do they used pen nibs for the arwork by the way?

He sure does!!!he had that in

He sure does!!!he had that in the "my sketches" section.
sorry for just jumped in...but jus my curiousity i suppose.
ummm well,every body has a diffrent how they learned,either it from books or directly from people.
so maybe you are the type who need to learn wih another people doing the examples for you. have you ever attended in an art class?maybe it'll help you out!!!:D
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i am nearly the opposite from you i think,i hardly can study wih another person,like studying art..but when comes from books,it can be completly different
uh sorry for jus jumped in again,really >.<

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