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Book Review: Drawing Ideas

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 16, 2014 01:14 AM
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by Eric last modified Apr 15, 2014

I recently received a copy of a book to review that piqued my interest the moment I opened the shipping box. Drawing Ideas: A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design by Mark Baskinger and William Bardel and published by Watson-Guptill is a sumptuous and informative read from cover-to-cover. More after the jump... Drawing Ideas: A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design is a fantastic encapsulation of how brainstorming and sketching can augment anyone's creative output. Inspired by...




 

 

Photo 1I recently received a copy of a book to review that piqued my interest the moment I opened the shipping box. Drawing Ideas: A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design by Mark Baskinger and William Bardel and published by Watson-Guptill is a sumptuous and informative read from cover-to-cover. More after the jump...

Drawing Ideas: A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design is a fantastic encapsulation of how brainstorming and sketching can augment anyone's creative output. Inspired by the author's popular Drawing Ideas workshops, the book focuses on three main types of drawing: notational sketches, explanatory sketches, and visual narratives. Written and designed in an engaging and visually-rich approach, Drawing Ideas provides the reader a thorough course in how to improve and apply drawing skills to create better graphic layouts, diagrams, human forms, products, systems, and more. In addition to all of this, the authors provide a drawing boot camp on objects and other forms to boost anyone's sketching confidence. Here's a look at some sample spreads from the book to give you a flavor of it:

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Living in the Digital Age like we do, design-folk might think it a little quaint to need hand drawn sketching skills. However, as I can personally attest (despite being your PrairieMod editor, I am also a working graphic designer), I use pencil and paper to work out my creative ideas on a daily basis. My job is made so much easier and my ideas that much more creative because I have successfully integrated hand drawn sketching into my daily creative routine. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve their sketching capabilities or learn how to integrate this important skill in their creative career. Learn more and order your copy here.

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