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Sketching, The Basics
(26/Jul/2011)

This is the long awaited successor to the international bestseller Sketching by Koos Eissen and Roselien Steur. Sketching sold over 70.000 copies to date and has many fans, among whom design guru Colani who dubbed it: "The best sketching book I have ever seen”. Sketching The Basics can be seen as the prequel to Sketching as it is more targeted at the novice designer.

Step by step examples
Sketching the Basics starts with the white sheet of paper or the empty screen and explains the rudiments of learning to draw both clearly and comprehensively, using step by step illustrations, examples and strate- gies. You will learn to use and master the different techniques and alsohow to apply sketches in the design process.

The chapters in the book cover the most important decisions you’ll have to take as a sketcher and discuss the problems you will have as a starter. With clear exercises, examples and clear explanations. Sketching is an important skill for every designer. It enables you to visualize your ideas, to discuss them with your colleagues and present them to customers and producers. Sketching adds emotion to an idea and very important - you can learn it! This new book explains thebasic sketching techniques and decisions more in depth then the previous book and provides much more step-by-step exampledrawings, which makes it even more suitable for students and professionals who want to become better sketchers.

Koos Eissen and Roselien Steur teach drawing techniques. Eissen isassociate professor at Delft University of Technology, where he is responsible for the freehand and digital drawing classes at the Facultyof Industrial Design. Steur is an experienced drawing lecturer at university and art academy level who now specialises in design sketching workshops.