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Lift Off: Air Vehicle Sketches & Renderings from the Drawthrough Collection Paperback – September 1, 2006

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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

Scott Robertson is a concept designer, teacher and publisher. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in April, 1990 with honors and a Bachelor of Science in Transportation Design. Over the last 16 years Scott has spent his time working on many diverse projects, ranging from the design of wheelchairs to bicycles and helmets. In 1995 he took a teaching position at the Art Center College of Design in Vevey, Switzerland and since then has been actively instructing tomorrow's industrial designers. Currently, Scott is program director of a new discipline at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena with a focus on Entertainment Design. In this unique role, he is instrumental in developing and implementing the curriculum that will create the concept designers of the future. Dedicated to art and education, Scott also founded the publishing company, Design Studio Press, with 17 books currently in print.
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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: 11 x 0.4 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,020,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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.

You will see the process of firstly small quick rough sketches until he finds a shape and then develops the most liked shapes further. The next step goes into more detailed sketches with full vanishing points laid out.
The final art is then revealed in amazing detail and believability.

If you are learning about concept and design pick this up now, also look at the tutorial videos and other books.

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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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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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I'm a big fan of the artist/author. It is a must have for any design enthusiast and nerd who is into product, transpiration and concept vehicles. I/we use this as inspiration for form and proportions when we are designing new products at work.
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