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Designed to aid architects, planners, and panorama architects use freehand sketching to fast and creatively generate layout techniques, Freehand Drawing and Discovery makes use of an array of cross-disciplinary examples to aid readers enhance their drawing abilities. Taking a "both/and" technique, this booklet presents step by step suggestions on drawing instruments and methods and gives functional feedback on the best way to use those talents along side electronic instruments on real-world initiatives. Illustrated with approximately three hundred complete colour drawings, the e-book contains a sequence of video demonstrations that enhances the sketching thoughts.

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Pen and ink in journal. 9 in. × 12 in. 28 Parc Guell, Barcelona, 1990. Pen and ink in journal, 8 in. , double-page spread. 29 Trinity College Sunlight Study, 1996. Prismacolor on trace, 11 in. × 17 in. 1 This quick sketch is one in a series of “serial vision” sketches by the author for MESA Design Group, visualizing unfolding views for a campus open space sequence. T w o The development of quick, expressive sketching skills is the key to using drawing to capture fleeting impressions on location and as an exploratory tool, generating and depicting ideas in an exciting process of discovery.

5 This town center study, drawn at 8 in. , was sketched with a Pilot Fineliner on white trace, and then washed over quickly with colored pencils. Sketched as an overlay over a rough SketchUp model (see step-by-step demonstration in Chapter 7), it was intended as a rough concept study, but was later used by the town for their Web and print promotional materials. 28 Freehand Drawing and Discovery These are the tools I consistently keep on my drawing table and pack into my briefcase. With a similarly limited palette, you can rapidly sketch and refine ideas, then quickly build up transparent layers of color, providing a great deal of creative flexibility and visual richness.

1996 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 11 The rapidly sketched urban design studies of Gordon Cullen have the fresh look of a creative mind at work. 10 Freehand Drawing and Discovery Gordon Cullen: Visions of Urban Design by David Gosling. © 1996 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 12 A loose, freehand aerial sketch of his design proposal for Edinburgh old town by Gordon Cullen. The Freehand Renaissance 11 Art and Technology We’ve seen this push and pull between technology and the more traditional arts before.

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