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Postby engio » August 9th, 2011, 2:41 am


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I actually just received a copy of Learning Curves yesterday, after seeing it in Allan's signature here a week or so ago. I only had a quick look, but it looked great. Amazing sketches goes without saying, but the text seemed even more valuable. I got the feeling that this book is more suited for professionals as a reference and inspiration rather than teaching sketching technique. More a discussion about when do to what to get the job done effectively, what media, how to layout etc. How to _present_ideas_. If you enjoyed "Design Sketching" I can guarantee that you won't be disappointed with this one. Excellent contributors, mostly design professionals at studios around the globe, as well as amazingly talented students from the top schools as well as some less glamorous like Ural State. (Design Sketching had all students from just one school which hinted at a quite similar sketching approaches imo).
Definitely get this book.

Loved the quote at the beginning of the book too - "Those who say something can't be done should not stand in the way of those doing it"

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Postby melonball » September 14th, 2011, 7:35 am


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Many thanks for the compliments on the book Engio. As a heads up for others who are thinking about getting a copy, http://www.designdroplets.com is offering the chance to win one of three free copies. All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of their review of the book with your best design sketching tip.
Learning Curves (2011) - Tips, tricks and methods that will teach you "how to really learn to sketch". http://www.designsketching.com

Re: books on sketching skliz...?

Postby J6Studios » December 11th, 2012, 5:29 pm

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Not a how-to book but has anyone seen the book: Foundation 1: FZD Art of Book

Shipping to the U.S.A. is more than the book so i doubt I'll be getting it but it looks good!


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Postby snugja » January 5th, 2013, 12:43 am

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I got it. It's pretty awesome. Expensive, but awesome. Business write off :D

Re: books on sketching skliz...?

Postby cjs33139 » February 27th, 2013, 12:01 am


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Just discovered a new book on Product Design sketching on Amazon today that I wanted to share! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/185669 ... UTF8&psc=1

The author also has some really cool video tutorials on Vimeo! https://vimeo.com/user5094300

Just bought the book and can't wait to get my hands on it! I will update this with a review once I get it and flip through it! :)

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Postby yo » March 5th, 2013, 9:32 pm

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I don't have it yet, but just found out from the author that some of my work is in it. Stoked to check it out.

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Postby cjs33139 » March 5th, 2013, 9:56 pm


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Yup! Pages 107,165, 169, and 183!

Michael, the book is awesome! Almost on par with the Koos Eissen books. I have several books on design sketching and I feel that each one has something different to offer; so the more the better. Good reference material!

It's also a nice softcover; perfect for reading on a crowded subway! Congrats Michael.

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Postby J6Studios » March 6th, 2013, 11:44 am

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It seems that this is part of the same book series: http://www.amazon.com/Prototyping-Model ... gy_b_img_z

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Re: books on sketching skliz...?

Postby cjs33139 » March 6th, 2013, 12:02 pm


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J6,

Where was that book when I was in school! I flipped through some of the preview pages and it seems very in-depth and has tons of visuals/step-by-steps. Love it!

Though not in school anymore, I could use it as reference during my design career. Thanks J6!

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Postby J6Studios » March 6th, 2013, 1:06 pm

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cjs33139 wrote:Where was that book when I was in school!


Yep!! Is there a book specifically on how to make scaled car models? The ones they make at Automotive Design School?

Re: books on sketching skliz...?

Postby cjs33139 » March 6th, 2013, 10:31 pm


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Not sure... I did a quick google and Amazon search but nothing came up. If I find something, I will let you know!

Re: books on sketching skliz...?

Postby cjs33139 » August 20th, 2013, 7:39 pm


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I just discovered that Carl Liu's book, Innovative Product Design Practice, is now available in a Kindle version if anyone is interested! http://www.amazon.com/Innovative-Produc ... uct+design

The hardcover is very hard to find these days, and expensive too! So this Kindle version, though not a tangible hard cover, is a nice compromise if you are strapped for cash and want your hands on his book. :)

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Postby Robbie_roy » August 20th, 2013, 9:37 pm

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Thanks cjs33139! I had no idea and just downloaded too. This is gonna be nice!

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Postby cjs33139 » August 20th, 2013, 9:47 pm


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You're welcome! Carl's book is awesome. :)

Re: books on sketching skliz...?

Postby ralphzoontjens » February 25th, 2014, 6:30 am

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The Dick Powell book is good, but I don't know if I would still recommend it, with outdated designs and sketches that are just not as crispy as contemporary design sketches. I do highly recommend the Koos Eissen books, those are also used at our design department in Eindhoven. Some years ago, students would take sketching and drawing courses with an actual teacher, now they simply go through the Koos Eissen books by themselves. Though for learning how to draw, feedback from a teacher is still indispensable of course. Koos Eissen also has an older little book called (in Dutch) 'Produkt Presentatietekenen' which may be helpful if you can get your hands on it.

I managed to get my hands on a seemingly rare trilogy of books about Luigi Colani's work that was published in Japan ('Bio-design of Tomorrow', 'Designing Tomorrow', and 'For a Brighter Tomorrow'). You hate it or you love it but it did help me with my drawing process. He advocates very much to start developing form more intuitively, without much reference to rules. I would also recommend Betty Edwards' book 'Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain' just to help you with developing an artistic eye.

And make sure to like this page of our design sketching instructor Martijn van de Wiel! He regularly posts example sketches and student work there.
https://www.facebook.com/designsketching
http://www.designsoul.nl
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