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Rapid Viz: A New Method for the Rapid Visualitzation of Ideas

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Rapid Viz, Third Edition: A New Method for the Rapid Visualization of Ideas provides hands-on instruction on quick sketching skills and techniques that allow you to picture your ideas mentally, and then quickly convert those thoughts into visual reality on a piece of paper. The method is not designed to help you become a master illustrator, but rather a visual thinker and ...more
Paperback, 199 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Cengage Learning (first published 1990)
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Meg
Oct 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I read this book as part of a Design book-club we have at work, and at the time that I was reading it I was also taking a "drawing 101" class for fun on my own. There was so much in this book that resonated with and was similar to what we covered in my drawing class. The main lessons were: draw faster, draw bigger (gestural), draw the frame (contours), and worry about the details later. It reinforced the point that it is much better to start with a rough framing of the whole drawing than a very ...more
Alice
Feb 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Comprehensive and full of interesting ideas. Just need to somehow buy a copy of this book to actually do the exercises.
Tricia Friedman
A good support text for those interested in visual note taking. Ample exercises to challenge novice to advanced sketch artists.
Joy
Dec 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clear instructions. I hadn't drawn since I was a child so this was exceedingly helpful for me to get back into design sketching
Mills College Library
741.6 H2415 2006
Doug
Apr 02, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was hoping for a modeling and visualization book, but this is mainly about drawing. Tie-ins, of course, but probably better suited to someone who works with Real Things rather than Computer Things.
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As the author says on the very beginning of the book:
"...the learning to visualize of two inseparable images, one on a sheet of paper and the other on the back of your mind."
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