A guide to sketching for designers, Sketching: The Basics by Koos Eissen and Roselien Steur is meant as a follow-up prequel to Sketching: Drawing Techniques for Product Designers by the same authors. Step-by-step illustrated instructions include the shapes used as starting points (cylinders, blocks, ellipses, planes and spheres), a lot on perspective and viewpoint, how to use colour and materials to achieve various effects, how to use lines, digital sketching and more. Each chapter is very precise and contains suggestions on how to practice and other tips. Very focussed, with a variety of examples.
Hardcover, 184 pages. BIS Publishers, 2011. $29.70 at Amazon.