Color Drawing: Design Drawing Skills and Techniques for Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers

Color Drawing: Design Drawing Skills and Techniques for Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers

Color Drawing: Design Drawing Skills and Techniques for Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers Rating:
List Price: $69.95
Sale Price: $44.07
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
Eligible For Free Shipping

Product Description

The Third Edition of Michael Doyle's classic Color Drawing remains the ultimate up-to-date resource for professionals and students who need to develop and communicate design ideas with clear, attractive, impressive color drawings.

Update with over 100 pages, this Third Edition contains an entirely new section focused on state-of-the-art digital techniques to greatly enhance the sophistication of presentation drawings, and offers new and innovative ideas for the reproduction and distribution of finished drawings. Color Drawing, Third Edition Features:
* A complete body of illustrated instructions demonstrating drawing development from initial concept through final presentation
* Finely honed explanations of each technique and process
* Faster and easier ways to create design drawings
* Over 100 new pages demonstrating methods for combining hand-drawn and computer-generated drawing techniques

Step-by-step, easy-to-follow images will lead you through digital techniques to quickly and easily enhance your presentation drawings.


No features available.


  1. Rating

    this book is an awsome book for any designer intrested in improving their presentations, the book is very thorough and deals with a wide range of subjects….very recomended!!!!

  2. Design with Feelings says


    Love this book and a great reference tool! Book is very much in good shape and delivery was much sooner than I expected which is a plus. I needed the book asap and was not disappointed when it came earlier.

  3. Nancy Kingston says


    I’m thrilled that I finally have a book that tells how to digitally as well as manually color architectural and landscape drawings. It gives tips on using a scanner to get drawings or photographs into a layer of Photoshop and then how to manipulate the layers including opacity and filters. The technics for using markers and colored pencils to achieve realistic wood, rocks,leaves, water, and chrome are outstanding. Includes great tips on paper colors, and what to include or leave out of a drawing to give it visual punch. The entire 414 pages are drawings and tips specifically dedicated to the needs of architects, landscape architects, and interior designers though any graphic person would find tremendous value in this book.

  4. Rating

    The 3rd edition of Doyle’s fantastic Color Drawing is far more than just a cosmetic update! The tried-and-true marker and color techniques are still there, but with new twists and tricks. From quick study sketches to final renderings, he will help you be a better communicator. Best of all, the author offers up loads of great information on editing and enhancing traditional drawings with Photoshop!

    Every design student AND practicing professional should keep a copy of this right next to his/her workspace…

  5. Jennifer L. Napieralski says


    I am an Interior Design major and my professor recommended this book for the use of Prismacolor markers. It gives you great advice on how to render (coloring using the Prismacolor markers to show colors and shadows) and different techniques so you can get the effect you want.

  6. L. Paulson says


    I bought this book at an ASID national convention and promptly brought it back to my design school and recommended it as required text for a visual presentation class. It is well laid out, has easy to follow tips and tricks for both hand and computer rendering. I wish I had found it earlier!

  7. Rating

    The pictures alone inspire creativity. The step by step instructions encourage experimentation for the more timid learners. Definitely a keeper reference book.

  8. Rating

    I am a beginning artist. I am especially interested in drawing. This book has fabulous examples of using marker, pastel and colored pencil for bringing a drawing to the next level. The ideas brought forth are exactly what I have been searching for. The book also has references to other books which I have acquired. I also use graphic programs at work. This book takes a hand drawing into Photoshop for the next level as well. Awesome book!

  9. Kevin E. Collins says


    Inspirational book by industry legend. A great resource for certain design professionals. Doyle shows how he does it with supurb examples. He skims over some of the technical reprographic issues; unless you work next door to a copy shop or have tens of thousands of dollars of large format reprographic equipment at your disposal it would be difficult to work at this level. He also doesn’t mention the extreme amount of talent needed to create work of the quality shown in the book. But for design professionals striving to create the best possible presentation drawings, this book is a must purchase!

  10. Plain folk says


    Excellent book. This is a required book for my interior design presentation class. It covers both hand and computer generated rendering. I am less than half way through the text at this point, and feel that it is providing the needed information to create very good color drawings.