Drawing, Rendering, and Drafting Products

  • The Craft and Art of Scenic Design

    Strategies, Concepts, and Resources

    By Robert Klingelhoefer

    The Craft and Art of Scenic Design: Strategies, Concepts, and Resources explores how to design stage scenery from a practical and conceptual perspective. Discussion of conceptualizing the design through script analysis and research is followed by a comprehensive overview of execution:…

    Paperback – 2017-01-25 
    Focal Press

  • Painting for Performance

    A Beginner’s Guide to Great Painted Scenery

    By Sean O'Skea

    Painting for Performance removes the mystery from painting and gives beginners the terms, tools, and techniques to approach their unpainted set with confidence. Covering the mechanics of paint and its many implementations in set design, this book provides simple and effective step-by-step…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13 
    Focal Press

  • Theatrical Design

    An Introduction

    By Kevin Lee Allen

    A theatrical designer must address two questions when designing a production: What is the play about and what is the play like? To find the metaphor within a play is to unlock inspired and unique design concepts. Theatrical Design: An Introduction is about how to find the design idea for a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-07
    Focal Press

  • The Art and Practice of Costume Design

    Edited by Melissa Merz

    In The Art and Practice of Costume Design, a panel of seven designers offer a new multi-sided look at the current state and practice of theatrical costume design. Beginning with an exploration of the role of a Costume Designer, the subsequent chapters analyse and explore the psychology of dress,…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01
    Focal Press

  • Unmasking Theatre Design: A Designer's Guide to Finding Inspiration and Cultivating Creativity

    By Lynne Porter

    Every great design has its beginnings in a great idea, whether your medium of choice is scenery, costume, lighting, sound, or projections. Unmasking Theatre Design shows you how to cultivate creative thinking skills through every step of theatre design - from the first play reading to the finished…

    Paperback – 2014-12-15
    Focal Press

  • Vectorworks for Entertainment Design

    Using Vectorworks to Design and Document Scenery, Lighting, and Sound

    By Kevin Lee Allen

    The first book in the industry tailored specifically for the entertainment professional, Vectorworks for Entertainment Design covers the ins and outs of Vectorworks software for lighting, scenic, and sound design. With a detailed look at the design process, from idea to development, to the…

    Paperback – 2014-10-17
    Focal Press

  • The Art of Theatrical Design

    Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice

    By Kaoime Malloy

    The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice addresses the core principles that develop the student designer into a true artist, providing a foundation that ensures success with each production design. This text concentrates on the skills necessary to create…

    Paperback – 2014-10-03
    Focal Press

  • Designer Drafting and Visualizing for the Entertainment World

    2nd Edition

    By Patricia Woodbridge, Hal Tine

    In the second edition of Designer Drafting and Visualization for the Entertainment World, Patricia Woodbridge, a highly experienced art director of feature films and a long time teacher of scenic drafting and set design at the graduate level teams up with nationally-renowned scenic designer and…

    Paperback – 2013-04-23
    Focal Press

  • Character Costume Figure Drawing

    Step-by-Step Drawing Methods for Theatre Costume Designers, 2nd Edition

    By Tan Huaixiang

    Character Costume Figure Drawing will develop your drawing skills to improve your renderings. Not only is this book gorgeous and inspirational, but these comprehensive visual images carefully illustrate--step-by-step--how to successfully render dynamic characters with personality and life. This…

    Paperback – 2010-01-15
    Focal Press

  • Drawing and Rendering for Theatre

    A Practical Course for Scenic, Costume, and Lighting Designers

    By Clare P. Rowe, Clare P. Rowe

    As a theatrical designer, it is vital for you to be able to develop your drawing skills to create renderings that can effectively communicate your visual idea. Drawing and Rendering for Theatre starts with the fundamentals of drawing, moves to the types of media, and finishes with specific…

    Paperback – 2007-06-28
    Focal Press

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