Synopses & Reviews
Stunningly updated, totally redesigned, practical, and ready to use This new edition of Michael Doyle's classic Color Drawing is the ultimate up-to-date resource for professionals and students who need to develop and communicate design ideas with clear, attractive, impressive color drawings. In an easy to use, step-by-step approach, this comprehensive guide presents a total system of color design drawing that encompasses approaches to sketch communication as well as more finished presentation drawing. Totally redesigned to provide quick, easy access to key information, this Second Edition covers the basics of color phenomena, media, techniques, and approaches to illustrating materials necessary to communicate design ideas. With nearly 400 new color illustrations, it contains a new section on color and design principles for creating more sophisticated presentation drawings and offers innovative ideas for the reproduction and distribution of finished drawings. Color Drawing features:
* A complete body of illustrated instruction that demonstrates the development of design ideas from initial concept through presentation drawing
* Finely honed explanations of each technique and process
* Faster and easier ways to create design drawings
* Methods for combining hand-drawn and computer-generated drawing techniques
This remarkably versatile volume is both an illuminating textbook and a completely reliable self-teaching tool, as well as a handy quick reference. It is an excellent guide for students at any level and an unparalleled resource for design professionals.
"Doyle presents an updated resource for professionals and students who need to develop and communicate design ideas with clear, attractive, impressive color drawings." (Book News, February 2008)
This edition offers an easy-to-use approach to design exploration, presentation and colour composition. It presents systematic, techniques for using felt markers, coloured pencils, and computer innovations to explore and present design ideas and create integrated colour compositions.
The Third Edition of Michael Doyle's classic Color Drawing
remains the ultimate up-to-date resource for professionals and students who need to develop and communicate design ideas with clear, attractive, impressive color drawings.
Update with over 100 pages, this Third Edition contains an entirely new section focused on state-of-the-art digital techniques to greatly enhance the sophistication of presentation drawings, and offers new and innovative ideas for the reproduction and distribution of finished drawings. Color Drawing, Third Edition Features:
- A complete body of illustrated instructions demonstrating drawing development from initial concept through final presentation
- Finely honed explanations of each technique and process
- Faster and easier ways to create design drawings
- Over 100 new pages demonstrating methods for combining hand-drawn and computer-generated drawing techniques
Step-by-step, easy-to-follow images will lead you through digital techniques to quickly and easily enhance your presentation drawings.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 346) and index.
About the Author
MICHAEL E. DOYLE is a vice president and senior designer at CommArts in Boulder, Colorado. He is an architect and former instructor at the University of Colorado.
Table of Contents
COLOR DRAWING FOR COMMUNICATION.
Media and Paper.
Elements, Materials, and Finishes.
Scale Elements: Figures and Automobiles.
COLOR DRAWING FOR PRESENTATION.
Color and Composition in Illustration.
Approaches to Creating Color Design Drawings.
Presentation and Distribution of Color Design Drawings.