‘Together with Design Drawing One, this book presents a series of drawing examples based on the real and everyday world. In Design Drawing Two, I have introduced several new areas of work, such as spirals, tangents and conic sections, and extended many of the areas started in Design Drawing One.
However, the drawings from both books are linked by such topics as space, aircraft, cars, etc., in an attempt to stimulate the pupil’s interest in looking for drawing examples of his own.
So many of the trappings of modern society start their life on a drawing board, and yet people usually take them for granted and look at them without really ‘seeing’ them or thinking about their origins. The examples in the book, therefore, are chosen to help the pupil observe the world around him, and to give him scope to develop his own ideas and designs (something which is often lacking in the more traditional approach towards Technical Drawing). I have also made an attempt to get the pupil to look at things closely by leaving a number of drawings in the book incomplete and asking the pupil to study the appropriate photographs carefully and add as much detail to his drawings as possible.
Most of the work in this book is based around traditional drawing skills and techniques, but the approach is such that I hope the pupil’s interest is retained and his efforts steered towards observation and an appreciation of how it is possible to communicate graphically. Graphical communication is, after all, a universal language and one which is becoming increasingly important in an ever-shrinking world.’