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How to Render (Hard Cover)

$ 59.95 Out of Stock

This book is about the fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity; the focus is firmly on helping to improve visual understanding of the world around and on techniques for representing that world. Rendering is the next step after drawing to communicate ideas more clearly. Building on what Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling wrote about in How To Draw: Drawing and Sketching Objects and Environments from Your Imagination, this book shares everything the two experts know about how to render light, shadow and reflective surfaces.

This book is divided into two major sections: the first explains the physics of light and shadow. One will learn how to construct proper shadows in perspective and how to apply the correct values to those surfaces. The second section focuses on the physics of reflectivity and how to render a wide range of materials utilizing this knowledge.

Throughout the book, two icons appear that indicate either “observation” or “action.” This means the page or section is about observing reality or taking action by applying the knowledge and following the steps in creating your own work. Similar to our previous book, How To Draw, this book contains links to free online rendering tutorials that can be accessed via the URL list or through the H2Re app.


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How to Draw (Hard Cover)

$ 54.95

How to Draw is for artists, architects and designers. It is useful to the novice, the student and the professional. You will learn how to draw any object or environment from your imagination, starting with the most basic perspective drawing skills.

Early chapters explain how to draw accurate perspective grids and ellipses that in later chapters provide the foundation for more complex forms. The research and design processes used to generate visual concepts are demonstrated, making it much easier for you to draw things never-before-seen! Best of all, more than 25 pages can be scanned via a smartphone or tablet using the new Design Studio Press app, which link to video tutorials for that section of the book! You have to see it to believe it! An unprecedented technology, connecting printed matter to online digital educational content. With a combined 26 years of teaching experience, Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling bring you the lessons and techniques they have used to help thousands of their students become professional artists and designers. This book is indispensable for anyone who wants to learn, or teaches others, how to draw.


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German Marker Design Book

$ 49.95

  • Product, interior and architectural rendering tips and techniques
  • Full color
  • 157 pages
  • German text

 

This book features beautiful illustrations detailing techniques and materials needed to make professional marker renderings. 


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How to Render (Paperback)

$ 45.95 Out of Stock

This book is about the fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity; the focus is firmly on helping to improve visual understanding of the world around and on techniques for representing that world. Rendering is the next step after drawing to communicate ideas more clearly. Building on what Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling wrote about in How To Draw: Drawing and Sketching Objects and Environments from Your Imagination, this book shares everything the two experts know about how to render light, shadow and reflective surfaces.

This book is divided into two major sections: the first explains the physics of light and shadow. One will learn how to construct proper shadows in perspective and how to apply the correct values to those surfaces. The second section focuses on the physics of reflectivity and how to render a wide range of materials utilizing this knowledge.

Throughout the book, two icons appear that indicate either “observation” or “action.” This means the page or section is about observing reality or taking action by applying the knowledge and following the steps in creating your own work. Similar to our previous book, How To Draw, this book contains links to free online rendering tutorials that can be accessed via the URL list or through the H2Re app.


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Product Design Rendering DVD Vol 2

$ 39.95

The second in the series of Product design renderings from Oliver Neuland. DVD lasts over 3 hours and shows a range of techniques and excellent marker illustration examples. Industrial and Transportation Designer Oliver Neuland presents his own rendering techniques in clearly marked out sections. Watch as he works his way through basic exercises and talks in-depth about tools needed for to get started in this exciting industry. Tools and details are referenced on screen as you watch his process unfold. Oliver Neuland is a design consultant who has worked and taught throughout Germany and studied Industrial and Transport Design at Massey University's Auckland School of Design in New Zealand. This DVD is in German with English subtitles. Run Time: 205 minutes. 


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How to Draw (Paperback)

$ 39.95 Out of Stock

How to Draw is for artists, architects and designers. It is useful to the novice, the student and the professional. You will learn how to draw any object or environment from your imagination, starting with the most basic perspective drawing skills.

Early chapters explain how to draw accurate perspective grids and ellipses that in later chapters provide the foundation for more complex forms. The research and design processes used to generate visual concepts are demonstrated, making it much easier for you to draw things never-before-seen! Best of all, more than 25 pages can be scanned via a smartphone or tablet using the new Design Studio Press app, which link to video tutorials for that section of the book! You have to see it to believe it! An unprecedented technology, connecting printed matter to online digital educational content. With a combined 26 years of teaching experience, Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling bring you the lessons and techniques they have used to help thousands of their students become professional artists and designers. This book is indispensable for anyone who wants to learn, or teaches others, how to draw.


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Product Design Rendering DVD

$ 39.95

In this DVD, Industrial and Transportation Designer Oliver Neuland presents his own rendering techniques in clearly marked out sections. Watch as he works his way through basic exercises and talks in-depth about tools needed for to get started in this exciting industry. Tools and details are referenced on screen as you watch his process unfold. Oliver Neuland is a design consultant who has worked and taught throughout Germany and studied Industrial and Transport Design at Massey University's Auckland School of Design in New Zealand. This DVD is in German with English subtitles. Run Time: 126 minutes.


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The Skillful Huntsman

$ 34.95 Out of Stock

A tale from the Brothers Grimm provides inspiration for three gifted students from the world-renowned Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Khang Le, Mike Yamada, and Felix Yoon were guided by their instructor, Scott Robertson, to create original design solutions for the environments, characters, props, and vehicles found within The Skillful Huntsman. The trio’s sketches and full-color renderings thoroughly document the creative process of concept design, revealing a host of intriguing places—from sci-fi cities to castles, and people—from giants to royalty. A must for artists, aspiring entertainment designers, comic aficionados, and anyone interested in the creative process, The Skillful Huntsman offers insight into the mysterious world of the imagination.

Size: 10" x 10"

160 pages with over 950 sketches & 62 color illustrations


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I DRAW SHOES Sketchbook Reference Guide

$ 24.99

I DRAW SHOES sketchbook and reference guide is an indispensable tool for students, designers, hobbyists, artists and footwear enthusiasts. We've designed the ultimate shoes design field guide by pairing commonly used industry reference materials with a ubiquitous and iconic sketchbook form.

Contents include footwear industry background, footwear overview, proportion, perspective and layout fundamentals. 

The only limit is your imagination - use the templates to develop your personal style, use the pages as mood boards and paste inspirational images, or just use the pages to flesh out a concept using your own perspective. The goal of this book is to encourage practice - so make it your own, and you'll have a great process book for your portfolio once you've filled it up.


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Lovely: Ladies of Animation

$ 24.95

The beautiful minds of six extremely successful women artists in the entertainment industry present LOVELY: LADIES OF ANIMATION. The history of art in animation has had many female heroes, this elite group is continuing the tradition and building upon it. Featuring the first published personal works by Lorelay Bove, Lisa Keene and Claire Keane, this title is an indispensable addition to the library of those interested in animation. With a variety of styles from graphic works to realistic portraits, these images will inspire and delight the viewer with each turn of the page.


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