Before starting sketching we all want to collect as much information about it as possible. We search on the internet about techniques, materials, advises, pictures and tutorials. And books are great source of all that you are searching for!
In this article I will write about great product sketching books that you should know about. This is a collection of books and a sequence is not important. Take time to enjoy this article and I hope you will get an information that you are looking for!
Don’t forget to click on the title of all books because you will be able to read more information about every book.
Design Sketching is an innovative new sketch technique book that has become a highly regarded resource for designers, students and Universities throughout the world. I have this book and it is great because there are a lot of sketches and most of them are made with markers. It has a lot of information and it is a really great book!
Are designers still making drawings by hand? Isn’t it more advanced to use a computer in this computer era? Some may think sketching is a disappearing skill, but if you ever enter a design studio, you will find out differently. This book is breathtaking! So many sketches and so colorful! I really love it! And I have learned a lot from this book! It shows many steps by step descriptions. Although, most of the sketches are made or edited with computer software.
“H-Point – The Fundamentals of Car Design & Packaging” is a reference guide recently released by Curb Industries in cooperation with Design Studio Press and Art Center College of Design, where it is currently used for the transportation design courses. Along with insightful graphic explanations, this book demystifies the automotive design process and allows designers access to an illustrious careers worth of knowledge. This book looks really cool! If I will want to try to sketch car designs in the future, I will definitely buy this one!
Covering both manual and computer drawing methods, the book follows the design process: from initial concept sketches, presentation drawings and visualizations, general arrangement and detail drafting to fully dimensioned production drawings, and beyond to technical illustrations and exploded/assembly diagrams used for publicity and instructing the end user in the product’s assembly, operation and maintenance.
Organized in three sections, “Rough,” “Refined,” and “Random” almost all sketches/sketchbook pages are pared with pictures of the finished product side by side. Chris Bigg’s felt pen album covers fill the stark pages with high contrast imagery and Rob O’Connor’s album covers are nearly as stimulating in ideation as they are as finished products. As I have understood from this book’s reviews, this is one amazing collection of different sketches! Maybe it is not as educational book as inspirational but it is definitely “must have” on you shelf! I am thinking about getting one.
The ability to visualize and draw potential solutions to design problems is highly valued as a skill by employers across the design professions. Conceptual Drawing: Freehand Drawing and Design Visualization for Design Professions is an introductory level design drawing text that provides skill-driven instruction in the art and techniques of conceptual drawing. The book offers detailed step-by-step conceptual drawing and design visualization demonstrations as well as a wealth of insight into the demands of working in the industrial, interior, and graphic design professions today.
This book provides an in-depth study of the creative and manufacturing processes behind 50 contemporary domestic design objects. Chosen from around the world, they span furniture, lighting, tableware and textiles.
“…an interesting and useful insight for both students and professional designers alike into the creative and manufacturing process behind over 50 contemporary design projects. - New Design”
In this long-awaited follow-up to the best-selling first edition of How to Draw Cars Like a Pro, renowned car designer Thom Taylor begins with advice on selecting the proper tools and equipment, then moves on to perspective and proportion, sketching and cartooning, various media, and light, shadow, reflection, color, and even interiors. Written to help enthusiasts at all artistic levels, his book also features more than 200 examples from many of today’s top artists in the automotive field. Don’t forget to click on the title, you will be able to preview this book in the google reader. Most of the reviews about this book is positive.
The importance of presenting design ideas with the maximum clarity and precision is the central theme of this manual, which describes the principles of perspective drawing and colouring techniques, with chapters on marker, airbrush and coloured paper rendering and special finishes. All types of line and descriptive drawing are explored, including cutaways and exploded views; and step-by-step drawings show how to build up a product visual, following the entire sequence to the finished drawings. This is another book that I am going to buy because right now I am interested in sketching by hand and this book definitely will show me how to do it.
This book provides a clear, concise, step-by-step, easy to follow guide to drawing all external components of a car like the professional design studios. Includes ‘trade tips’ on rendering the images to bring them to life. Showcase illustrations demonstrate in stages and by example how these techniques produce great car art and design. Covers all drawing materials/methods from pencils to marker pens, airbrushes to computer generated drawings. Click the title to download a free pdf. sample of this book.
Introduces pencils, markers, papers and other drawing equipment, covers perspective, color, shadows, reflections, and texture, and shows sample design drawings of cars and other products. This is more like an old school book that covers only sketches made by hand. But that is exactly what I am looking for! And guess what? You can read this for free! Just click on the title! One really nice person spend time scanning the pages and now we all can read it right away!
This book presents a toolbox of techniques and instructions for how industrial designers can improve their hand-sketched visual communication. The clear, practical and illustrative approach makes the authors points easy to implement in a short amount of time. This insures that it will be of interest to many related disciplines, including architecture and engineering, as well as being appropriate for the general public with an interest in skill-based design drawing. I have this book and it is good. Although, it could be more colorful and sketches could be better but for beginners it is a great source of basic information!
A new book for a new generation of engineering professionals, Visualization, Modeling, and Graphics for Engineering Design was written from the ground up to take a brand-new approach to graphic communication within the context of engineering design and creativity. Knowing What you are drawing and Why is essential in product design. It is not enough to sketch a beautiful shape, you got to make it work. Click the title to get a preview of this book!