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Sketching (12th printing): Drawing Techniques for Product Designers Hardcover – April 1, 2009
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Thank God for this book I have been using Powels books for years but this book includes new materials for drawing. More PLEASE!
I had to buy this book via Frame magazine.. why is amazon taking so long to have it in bountiful supply
I have been designing products for 15 years and have purchased quite a few reference books. This would be the bible of sketch-o-rama. LOTS of different techniques and excellent breakdowns of method. Worth every penny. Ir you are a product designer get one and saddle up the Cintiq for a ride!! Giddy Yup!! Hopefully Amazon will pick this up soon.
The book itself has 2 distinct sections intertwined;a very loose lesson on the various aspects of sketching for product design, and case studies of actual product designers that incorporate some aspects of the lesson at hand.
There is ample room for improvement though, while it is chock full of great graphics, photos and sketches,I would rather have had more reference sketches maybe even a compendium of shading,shapes and lightning ,and less case studies,it also lacks on the step by step department, and yes it follows no clear path and just trows itself recklessly into the subject;this is a book best read in small doses with some markers and paper at hand.
In any case these flaws are easily overlooked by how useful and effective it is as a learning and reference tool.
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I purchased this for my husband as a gift. He is an architecture student with a growing interest in product / industrial design. He loves this book and others by the same author. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bussell
If you can only get one, get "Sketching: The Basics " by the same authors. Also, it is better to get the other one first even if you intend to get both. Read morePublished 6 months ago by S2G
This book is a must-have for any industrial designer whether you've been doing it for years or just started school for industrial design yesterday. I love the sketches in it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
great techniques and inspiration. no torn out pages or coffee marks 10/10Published 8 months ago by John Shaw
Excellent book on the principles of sketching. I highly recommend buying it together with "Sketching the basics" so you are able to learn the whole process.Published 12 months ago by Diego Escalante