Hybrid Drawing Techniques: Design Process and Presentation reaffirms the value of traditional hand drawing in the design process by demonstrating how to integrate it with digital techniques; enhancing and streamlining the investigative process while at the same time yielding superior presentation images. This book is a foundations guide to both approaches: sketching, hardline drawing, perspective drawing, digital applications, and Adobe Photoshop; providing step–by–step demonstrations and examples from a variety of professional and student work for using and combining traditional and digital tools. Also included are sections addressing strategies for using color, composition and light to further enhance one’s drawings. An eResource offers copyright free images for download that includes: tonal patterns, watercolor fields, people, trees, and skies.
‘Gorski conducts a masterclass in situating digital and analog methods of drawing in this richly illustrated paean to the art of representation in contemporary times. From the scratch of a pen to the click of a mouse, this book teaches not only proven technique but strategic thinking about the new ways of rendering the image. This is a must-have manual for all those wrestling with the transformative role of hand drawing in a digital age.’ – Gil Snyder, Department of Architecture, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
'Gilbert Gorski's pioneering work in combining traditional and digital media, elucidated in this timely and important book, places him at the forefront of contemporary visualization.' - Paul Stevenson Oles, FAIA, Principal, Interface Architects, New Mexico, USA
'One of the finest architectural illustrators practicing today, Gilbert Gorski commands an exceptional talent for creating beautiful, powerful, and enlightening images. And he is a pathfinder. In your hands, you hold a brilliantly drawn map, a dedicated course, designed to empower digital innovation to evoke the sublime—building on the best of the old masters.' - Henry E. Sorenson, Jr., Professor, School of Architecture, Montana State University, USA
'With the keen sense of the artistic genius, Gorski uninhibitedly and passionately mates hand-drawn architectural drawing with the boundless possibilities of computer generated methods, resourcefully proving what interdisciplinary stands for. With this simple, yet fundamental, credo this volume is a standard reference for all students of architectural representation.' - Sergei Tchoban, Architekt BDA, Germany'Gilbert Gorski presents an invaluable treatise acknowledging that great architecture is inextricable to a mastery of techné invoked in multiple delineation processes of great design. That is to say, because what we draw is in fact what we build – how we draw becomes a critical modality of aesthetic intelligence implicit to the way by which great design is crafted, evaluated and made. I believe masterful drawing is our most useful tool in building well once again.' - Duncan McRoberts, Principal, Duncan McRoberts Associates, USA
Acknowledgements Preface: Architecture in the Age of Digitalism 1. Getting Started 2. Traditional Drawing Techniques 3. Perspective Drawing 4. Digital Scanning Techniques 5. Digital Coloring 6. Hybrid Coloring Techniques 7. Process: Hybrid Design Techniques 8. Light and Shadow 9. Composition Strategies 10. Color Strategies 11. Collection of Illustrations Bibliography Index