Go beyond the horizon with Perspective Sketching. This book offers a command of the basic principles of perspective that is essential to creating dynamic, plausible compositions. With a user-friendly approach, this step-by-step guide will help you master the basics like scale drawing, contour line drawing, linear perspective, tone and texture, and more. Freehand skills like intuitive perspective and concept sketching help you to deepen your technique. Artist and designer Jorge Paricio also includes lessons on working with 3-D modeling in SketchUp and painting in Photoshop and provides a full chapter in blending traditional hand skills with digital media. This effective technique that draws on a broad sense of artistic qualities, coupled with mastering perspective, creates a sketching book unlike any other.
Jorge Paricio was born in Madrid, Spain. He got his Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts in Madrid with the highest GPA in the country and that granted him a full scholarship to Pratt Institute in New York City in 1992, where he obtained his Master's Degree in Industrial Design. In 2004 he obtained his PhD in Fine Arts.ï¿½After his graduation from Pratt, Jorge practiced exhibit design, furniture design, product design and graphic design in New York City, Arizona and Madrid, working for clients like Colgate Palmolive and Sony Electronics.ï¿½He has also taught at the Istituto Europeo di Design, in Madrid, Spain, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn,ï¿½Parson's School of Design in New York, The Art Institute of Colorado in Denver. He is currently a full-time faculty member at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division where he teaches SketchUp and Rendering and an adjunct faculty member at RISD in the Industrial Design department where he teaches the classes ofï¿½Design Principles, Drawing for Design and Storytelling in ID.ï¿½He maintains two blogs, www.idrender.com where he teaches how to render in industrial design and www.renderinginteriors.comï¿½for the benefit of his students and the design community at large.ï¿½In 2008 he set up a painting studio at home in Barrington where he enjoys creating watercolors and drawings of historic buildings and still-life compositions. His work has been exhibited in various galleries in Rhode Island and it can be seen at www.jparicio.com.
"Refreshingly, unlike most titles on the subject of perspective drawing, this guide does not focus primarily upon architecture and landscapes. Some buildings, cityscapes, and country vistas are included in the examples and exercises, but the reader encounters far more sketches of household objects, machines, vehicles, room interiors, and even clothing. Paricio (design, Rhode Island Sch. of Design) outlines the various types of perspective drawing, explains how they can affect the scale and composition of anything drawn, and then moves on to short step-by-step projects that include helpful diagrams and detailed descriptions. A final chapter has lessons on 3-D modeling software and the finer points of using Photoshop as an illustration tool. VERDICT Students of industrial or interior design will be interested in this guidebook, but anyone wishing to gain insight into drawing everyday objects and the world around them can learn something from it." - Library Journal