Recommended Reading

None of the the principles, strategies, and techniques taught in my book are original. In fact, it's unlikely that any legitimately original drawing techniques have been developed for quite some time--perhaps centuries. Instead, my book attempts to collect, consolidate, and organize the most useful techniques for drawing well, and then discuss and demonstrate them in the context of today's computer graphics applications.

Below, I've identified some of the most helpful books that I've read regarding drawing technique, standards, and professionalism. Certainly all of the books listed in my original book's bibliography were helpful as I wrote it. But the following authors and books were the most influential, practical, and enjoyable within their genre. (The books are listed by author in alphabetical order.)

Drawing Technique

Ching FDK. Architectural Graphics. 4th ed. New York: Wiley; 2003.

Ching FDK. Architecture: Form, Space, and Order. 2nd ed. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold; 1996.

Doyle ME. Color Drawing: Design Drawing Skills and Techniques for Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers. 2nd ed. New York: Wiley; 1999.

Lin MW. Drawing and Designing with Confidence: A Step-By-Step Guide. New York: Wiley; 1993.

Reid GW. Landscape Graphics. New York: St. Martin's Press; 2002.

Sullivan C. Drawing the Landscape. 2nd ed. New York: Wiley; 1997.


Harris CW, Dines NT, editors. Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture: Design and Construction Data.. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 1998.

Hopper LJ, editor. Landscape Architectural Graphic Standards. New York: Wiley; 2007.


Covey SR. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Simon-Schuster; 2004.

Stanley A. Next Generation Leader: Five Essentials for Those Who Will Shape The Future. Sisters (OR): Multnomah; 2003.