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Product Design by Paul Rodgers, Alex Milton

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Drawing techniques for product design

The ability to explore large numbers of alternative concepts by externalizing thoughts on paper at the early stages of a design project is crucial. It will help to communicate your designs quickly and provide the client or fellow designer with a better impression of how a design would appear in reality.

Freehand drawing

When designers talk about drawing skills, what they most commonly mean is freehand perspective drawing ability. Fundamental to good drawing is the understanding and use of perspective technique.

There are three types of perspective drawings: one-point, two-point, and three-point (see p. 91). Each type can either be drawn in an accurate, measured way using plans and elevations of objects as ...

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