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Observational sketching : how to draw almost any object

Higaki, Mariko2020
Here, author Mariko Higaki -- an industrial designer based in Japan -- teaches you how to draw by using well-established observational techniques to sketch what surrounds you every day. Organized into for key chapters, Observational sketching addresses how to visually deconstruct each object in order to accurately capture its unique design elements, and presents a variety of skill-building projects that you can try right away to strengthen your ability.
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Observational sketching : how to draw almost any object / Mariko Higaki ; [English translation: Iyasu Adair Nagata].
Beverly, MA : Rockport Publishers, 2020.
128 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 26 cm.
"Hone your artistic skills by learning how to observe and sketch everyday objects" -- cover.Originally published in Japanese in 2019 by Hobby Japan.Includes index.Translated from the Japanese.
ch. 1 The Appeal of Observational Sketching -- Sample 1 Observational Sketching / Shoichi Sato -- Sample 2 Observational Sketching / Hiyo -- Sample 3 Observational Sketching chi-bit -- Sample 4 Observational Sketching / Kanwa Nagafuji -- Sample 5 Observational Sketching / Seiji Miyasawa -- The Artists' Tools -- ch. 2 Fundamentals of Sketching You Can Use Right Away -- 1.Basic Posture and Equipment You'll Need -- 2.Drawing a Straight Line Exactly as You Intend -- 3.Drawing Circles and Ellipses -- 4.Understanding Proportion Through Three-View Drawings -- 5.Understanding Perspective Drawing -- 6.Expressing the Structure of an Object with Simple Shapes -- 7.How to Draw Organic Shapes -- 8.Rendering in a Way that Communicates the Shape and Material -- Draw Freely and Easily -- ch. 3 How to observe -- Why This Material? Why This Shape? -- Understanding Plastic by Observing an Alarm Clock -- Understanding Plastic by Observing a Vaseline Container -- Understanding Glass by Observing a Cup -- Understanding Metal by Observing a Titanium Mug -- Understanding Wood by Observing a Pen Stand -- Understanding Fabric by Observing a Backpack -- Considering the Entire Life of a Product -- ch. 4 Let's Do Some Observational Sketching! -- Flow of steps -- Step 1 Finding Your Subject Matter -- Step 2 Writing Basic Notes -- Step 3 Rough Sketching -- Step 4 Finishing -- Observing Observational Sketchings -- 1.Soy Sauce Bottle with Lid S (iwaki) -- 2.NEW Krewrap (Kureha) -- 3.BC02 Alarm Clock (Braun) -- 4.Digital Caliper -- 5.Pen Stand -- 6.Vaseline Pure Skin Jelly Original (Unilever) -- 7.Titanium-Single Cup 300 (Snow Peak) -- 8.Wi-Fi Body Scale (Withings) -- 9.Series 7TM (Fritz Hansen) -- 10.The Modern Zip Backpack (Everlane) -- 11.LEGO Minifigures (LEGO) -- 12.DYMO 1540-00 (Sanford) -- 13.Ray-Ban Wayfarer Folding (Luxottica Group S.p.a) -- 14.Barcelona Chair (Knoll) -- 15.Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate N (Shiseido) -- 16.Bodega (Bormioli Rocco) -- 17.Withings Steel (Withings) -- 18.Apple Remote (Apple) -- 19.Mac Mini (Apple) -- 20.Stool 60 (Artek).
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