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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for the more analytical, 7 Mar 2014
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I chose this book over other drawing tutorials based on reviews of the technicality it goes into.

This book describes not just how to employ certain techniques, but why. Personally I found this a great angle to learn from as it always helps things stick in my head!

You could use this book to learn from scratch, but I came to it after being 'taught' some very basic sketching skills at university (as part of an engineering degree). Several years later I have found what I had been taught to be inadequate for what I wanted to produce, hence buying this book.

The first few chapters give the history of technical drawing, and some clear explanations of projections and the like. It starts off slowly but if you actually read it page for page and do all the tutorials you will surprise yourself at the progress you make. By the final chapters I was confident sketching in perspective, and could make a decent stab at rendering on a computer.

That brings me on to the final selling point for me - the way the author interlaces concepts and ideas about pencil sketching with CAD and digital methods. If you are already a CAD user but want to learn to draw by hand (like me) then this approach will help you to pick things up quicker. Some of the tutorials in the book cover rendering with computer software such as Adobe Illustrator, so it is also a great place to start if you want to combine paper skills with more modern presentation methods.

Overall I was very impressed with the content and the tutorials. I've read every word and followed every instruction, and the skills I've learnt and am enjoying using are already worth way more than the cost of the book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A well balanced book :), 27 Nov 2012
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Keeps an appropriate balance between the technical understanding and the simplest methods of transforming ones sketching ability and presentation skills.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quite a good book in general, 7 Feb 2014
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Gives a lot of help on things that you might need to learn about drawing products, explanations are quite clear with step by step explanations and examples on famous designs and study cases. I wish it had more general drawing skills being taught as well other than just study cases
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5.0 out of 5 stars great, 27 Nov 2013
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Really good, useful book for my son who is a product designer just leaving uni - he says it's brilliant
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful, lots of tutorials., 24 Sep 2014
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Lots of helpful tutorials and images. Easy to read. This book is a must have if you are in university studying the subject. It's very helpful
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 19 Oct 2014
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This book gives a great background information and theory to understand sketching and visual perception.
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5.0 out of 5 stars but very good for beginners, 26 Dec 2014
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This review is from: Drawing for Product Designers (Portfolio Skills) (Kindle Edition)
I expect more from the book, but very good for beginners ...
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for all product designers, 26 Dec 2012
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This book is really helping through my product design degree loads of helpful tips and methods and best price you will find anywhere
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars drawing for product designers book, 19 Jan 2013
hi great item to but for all product designer to use in first year in good condition when arrives splendid
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 7 Aug 2014
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Great!!!
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