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Sketching the basics

step-by-step learning

explaining the rudiments of design sketching

step-by-step examples + showcases
Sketching | the Basics explains the rudiments of learning to draw, using step-by-step illustrations, examples, and strategies. You will learn to use and master the different techniques and also how to apply sketches in the design process.
It is about how to learn to draw efficiently. What are the important steps and choices, and how do you practice this?
book basics
It is the perfect book for those just starting out in sketching, for the first years of art and design courses, and for those who wish to revise the basics of good sketching; it is a simple and efficient way of learning all you've ever wanted to know but have never had explained to you.nemen. Dit boek biedt een eenvoudige, heldere en efficiënte manier van leren; alles wat je al eerder had willen weten!
Internationally leading Designers from various cultures around the world contributed Designer Showcases to illustrate the sketching theory. These sketches reflect the process of the design, from thumbnail to final drawing. Drawings that have proven to be important in the decision-making.


SKETCHING the basics
ISBN: 978-90-6369-253-7
205 pages hardcover
7th print

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The Taiwanese edition is distributed by : Long Sea Int. Book Co. Ltd.

The Chinese edition is distributed by : China Youth Publishing Group

The French edition (Le dessin pour les designers produit) is distributed by : Goupe Eyrolles

The Spanish edition (Bocetaje las bases) is distributed by : BIS publishers


  • "..I am really impressed with the quality of the content and the book itself. A must-have for anyone whom study design product. The sketches are unbelievable, the techniques are explained in concised terms and non-nonsense. Highly recommended.."
    Excellent design sketch book
    January 3, 2012
  • W"..I originally bought and enjoyed Sketching: Drawing Techniques for Product Designers (DTFPD for short:),and this second book, (a prologue/companion/introduction of sorts) really is equally great; as an aspiring product designer and professional graphic artist I've found these 2 Books to be Incredibly useful. If you can, buy both, If you can only afford one or can't decide, get this one first.."
    Great Companion/Substitute to Sketching DTFPD
    September 3, 2011
  • "..I borrowed this book from the library thinking maybe I'd come across a few helpful tips. As I read I marked the pages I found useful with a Post-It, in order to come back to them later. About a quarter of the way in I realized I had marked almost every page.
    There is much good information here. The examples are well-illustrated and clearly explained. It's concise - no fluff, no frills, no waste of my attention span.
    I'm excited to have my own copy to play with.."
    Useful info nearly every page,
    August 22, 2011