Drawing and Designing with Confidence: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Readers of this book learn graphic rendering skills quickly with the proven how-to approach that has made Lin the most successful teacher in the field. His method emphasizes speed, confidence, and relaxation, while incorporating many time-saving tricks of the trade.

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The highly successful "Loose with Graphics" course—nowavailable in book form for the first time! Mike Lin, ASLA Drawingand Designing with Confidence A Step-By-Step Guide Now, at afraction of the cost of attending one of Mike Lin’s enormouslypopular graphic workshops, you can learn his uniquely successfuldrawing and designing techniques. In a short time, you will findyour rendering and designing skills greatly improved, as you workquickly, confidently and effectively using Lin’s well-known"45 Principles of Good Graphics" and "Six Design Approaches." Thebook covers all aspects of design, graphic principles, media, typesof drawings, lettering, entourage, sketching and perspectivedrawing techniques, and contains a wealth of rapidly absorbedinformation on:

  • achieving a relaxed approach to drawing that uncovers yourburied artistic skills
  • the 45 fundamentals of good graphics, with common mistakes toavoid
  • using 47 rendering techniques and types to their fulladvantage
  • developing skills in pencil and marker lettering
  • enhancing entourage techniques in people, vegetation, cars andfurniture to create interest and realism
  • quick and simple methods in one and two-point perspectivedrawing
  • foolproof sketching methods
  • a comprehensive design process with six design approaches and23 design principles.
Lavishly illustrated with nearly 400 colorillustrations...including extraordinary before and after studentexamples...printed in a high-quality, oversized format...andincorporating hundreds of timesaving tricks of the trade, this bookholds the keys to developing outstanding drawing and design skills.It is the most detailed and comprehensive book on the topicavailable today, written by a professional whose acclaimed teachingmethods are in demand throughout the world. Architects, landscapearchitects, interior designers, graphic artists, and illustratorswill find that they are working at a much greater level ofexpertise with the tools and techniques found here. Join thethousands of your colleagues who have already incorporated theminto their successful practices!

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About the Author Mike W. Lin, ASLA, is a recognized leader in architectural rendering methodology. He is the founder and director of the Mike Lin Graphic Workshop in Manhattan, Kansas, which has travelled to more than one hundred universities and many cities around the world under the sponsorship of many universities, and the AIA, ASLA, ASID, ALCA and other professional organizations. Mr. Lin holds both architecture and landscape architecture degrees and was formerly a professor at Kansas State University. He is the author of the bestselling Architectural Rendering Techniques: A Color Reference.

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