The first volume in this two-part series provides a step-by-step guide to the fundamental aspects of the graphic representation of a wide range of jewellery pieces, from the simplest to the most complex forms. Different volumes, spaces, surfaces and finishes are explained in detail, as are methods for depicting different materials, from timeless metals and precious stones to substances such as celluloid and bakelite.
The objective of this book is not to showcase completed jewellery pieces. Instead, it aims to provide readers with the tools needed to be able to accurately convey their ideas and master use of colour, as well as to draw different facets and effects such as brilliance, transparency and opacity. It does so by explaining a variety of illustration techniques involving pencils, markers, pastels, tempera and computer rendering.
ORTHOGONAL AND AXONOMETRIC PROJECTION. Essential components of axonometry. Cutaway drawings. Precise definition of the object. Why take measurements. Scale representation of a ring. Drawings of band and domed rings. Orthogonal projection and different axonometric views. A domed ring with stones. Dimensional drawing. Precious metals.
LIGHT AND COLOUR OF METALS. Yellow gold using pastels. Yellow gold using Pantone markers. Yellow gold using mixed media. Yellow gold using Adobe Illustrator. White gold using pastels. White gold using Pantone markers. White gold using tempera. White gold using a computer. Rose gold using pastels. Rose gold using Pantone markers. Rose gold using tempera. Rose gold using a computer. Chiaroscuro sketches of basicsolids: the cube. FINISHES (Polished. Satin. Brushed. Sandblasted. Hammered).
SHADOWS AND CHIAROSCURO. Cuboid surfaces. Chiaroscuro sketches of basic solids: the sphere. Concave surfaces. Convex surfaces. Domed surfaces. Chiaroscuro sketches of basic. lids: the cone. Conical surfaces. Pyramidal surfaces. Chiaroscuro sketches of basicsolids: the cylinder. Tubular and cylindrical surfaces. Granules. Filigree. Organic.
GREECE - THE ANCIENT WORLD.
ENAMELWORK AND TECHNIQUES. Cloisonné. Champlevé. Translucent enamel on bas-relief. En ronde bosse. Painted enamel. Plique-a-jour, cathedral enamel. Studies of enamelled jewellery.
BYZANTIUM AND ITS EMPIRE.
GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF GEMSTONES AND CUTS. Cabochon cut semi-precious transparent gemstones. Colouring gemstones. Aquamarine. Quartz. Opal. Tourmaline. Amethyst. Amber. Citrine. Crystal.
THE MIDDLE AGES.
CABOCHON CUT SEMI-PRECIOUS OPAQUE GEMSTONES. Agate. Tiger's eye. Turquoise. Lapis lazuli. Malachite. Pearls. Pearl varieties. Coral.
CHARACTERISTICS OF DIAMOND. Cut. Carats. Colour and clarity. Origins of the Diamond. Diamond varieties.
THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY AND THE BAROQUE.
PRECIOUS GEMSTONES. Emerald. Ruby. Sapphire.
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. SPECIAL CUTS. Drop cut. Asscher cut. Baguette cut. Princess cut. Emerald cut. Oval cut. Marquise or navette cut. Heart cut. Rose cut. Trillion cut. Cushion cut diamond. The gemstone family.
THE AGE OF EMPIRE
GRAPHICS OF GEMSTONE SETTINGS. Bezel. Flush. Channel. Bar. Pavé. Prong. Pearl Peg.
GRAPHICS OF CLASPS. Box. Lobster and springring. Side pin. Side spring. Adjustable. Bayonet and sliding side pin. Safety pins. Hair pins. Necklace fasteners. Earring closures. Snap post. Screw back clip fastener. Lever back fastener. Butterfly. Clip on.
ART NOUVEAU-BELLE EPOQUE
GRAPHICS OF CHAINS. Rolo. Anchor. Groumette. Other types of groumette. Venetian. Foxtail. Korean. Rope. Bead. Gas pipe. Creative chains. Charms.
ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS. Celluloid. Bakelite. Murano glass. Lampworking. Murrine. Ebony. Ivory. Steel. Titanium. Meteorite. Bronze and brass
THE SECOND HALF OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. Ring sizes. Bracelet sizes.
PARURE AND DEMI-PARURE. Study of colour variants in a demi-parure. Study of colour and materials in a parure
SIZES AND ERGONOMICS. Rigid necklaces. Neck and ear front view. Ear and neck drawn in profile. Neck, ear and hand side view. Necklace lengths. Positioning the hands. Perspective view of a bangle. Left and right ear. Studies of earrings and their fit. Jewellery and bijoux.
MEN'S JEWELLERY. Articulated link chains. Plate bracelet. Modular bracelet. Signet rings. Tie pins. Tie Bar. Tie Clip. How to wear a tie pin. Cufflinks. Modular pendants. Men's parure. Watches.