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Product Details

  • Paperback: 143 pages
  • Publisher: Design Studio Press (September 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933492155
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933492155
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #846,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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Inside this book is a fantastic selection of sketches and renderings of air vehicles completed by Scott Robertson over the last ten years. From the loosest small thumbnail to the tightest photo-real rendering, this collection is an invaluable reference for other designers and artists. As a concept designer, a teacher and an artist, Robertson's work is heavily influenced by his experience as an industrial designer with an emphasis on the design and virtual building of the objects explored through drawings. This volume is a marvelous inspiration for the next generation of concept designers and concept art lovers.

About the Author

Robertson is a professional industrial designer and educator who has worked with several top sports and automotive manufacturers.

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If you can only buy one of them, buy his book on ground vehicles.
R. Sardrena
This is the other half of complimentary book "Start your engines" Scott Robertson's unique vehicle designs are applied to things that fly in this book.
Robert Moyses
If you want to see a designer's process laid bare, here's a helpful resource.
C. MERRITT

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By R. Sardrena on August 2, 2007
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For those craving more futuristic design books, the Robertson works are highly desirable. He's no Syd Mead or Ron Cobb, but his works are slick, and well-rendered. A note of caution however; he is a much better artist of ground vehicles than aircraft. Most of his air vehicles are obviously derived from passenger car sketches, sans wheels. If you have the funds for both of Robertson's books, great. If you can only buy one of them, buy his book on ground vehicles.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. MERRITT on December 12, 2007
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Scott Robertson is an educator as well as a designer. That shows in this book, editorially, since he reveals early thumbnail, development sketches and final renderings. If you want to see a designer's process laid bare, here's a helpful resource. Don't forget Scott's Gnomon DVDs, as they further expose his process and techniques.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. J Roberti on December 31, 2007
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I'm no 3d master, but when I wanted to get back into it I was looking for some inspiration. This book didn't let me down. It's filled with mind-bending stuff from really talented people.
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By M. Cross on February 3, 2014
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Scott Robertson is rightfully considered a master of his craft. His renderings are incredibly well conceived and this book serves to illustrate both them and his process extremely effectively. I am particularly inspired by the section of the book in which he included left-handed sketches, which themselves are quite good, that he then uses as underlays for other work.
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By bella on July 25, 2013
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really awesome, just not what I needed right now - wanted more "how to " stuff. This is really drawings, sketches, and finished artwork.
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By William Heflin on April 10, 2013
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I really wanted to say that being a student of Game art and design. I really thought hard about getting this book but Scott Robertson is the best I love his tutorials so I went ahead and got it and I wasn't disappointed its chalk full of useful info. I am planning on getting his new books. I cannot wait! Cheers!
Will
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