Drawing Shortcuts

 
 

Architect, urban planner, professional illustrator, educator and author,

Jim Leggitt, FAIA has been practicing for over thirty-five years in Denver, Colorado.  Principal of Leggitt Studio LLC, an architectural and urban planning firm, Jim specializes in conceptual design, community planning, team collaboration and visualization. Jim combines his quick hand drawing skills with architectural and planning experience on projects ranging from small urban blocks to large scale city plans.


An expert with community planning and visualization, Jim has participated in numerous public projects leading the design process and generating colored sketches that reflect place-making and excitement that comes with new development. Leggitt authored DRAWING SHORTCUTS: Developing Quick Drawing Skills Using Today’s Technology published in 2002 by John Wiley and Sons, New York.  The book features drawings from many of Jim’s community planning projects and has been adopted by over 50 universities and translated in three foreign languages. Jim’s updated DRAWING SHORTCUTS Second Edition was published in 2010 and features his hybrid methods of design visualization that integrate traditional hand drawing techniques with digital imaging.  Jim’s popular Blog articles about design visualization have been viewed by close to 750,000 individuals.


Leggitt is a Fellow with the American Institute of Architects and an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning. He teaches drawing courses throughout the country and Canada to design professionals and students.


YouTube Tutorial by Jim Leggitt!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjye9Hj-VWk





Want More Information? Contact Jim Leggitt FAIA 

2212 Ash Street Denver, Colorado 80207 USA  

Mobile: 720.252.2819  /  Studio: 303.433.7100

 

Welcome!

“Baby boomer beware - you will be hooked on Jim Leggitt’s Drawing Shortcuts book from his first two sentences: ‘I took my first drawing lessons when I was five years old, courtesy of TV. There was a television program in the 1950’s called Learn to Draw, hosted by Jon Gnagy.’ Remember that? It was so much fun! ... Everyone should find a thing or two to like in this book, and a thing or two (or three) to learn.”  - Stephanie Stubbs, Managing Editor AIArchitect


Watch Jim’s lecture “Tradigital Imaging” (YouTube) presented June 13, 2008 at the Google SketchUp Base Camp in California.


Listen to an interview with Jim Leggitt, FAIA by Arina Habich on February 3, 2010 talking about drawing trends in our profession. Sponsored by urbandesign Podcast


To see a current book review of Drawing Shortcuts Second Edition - click here

Want to Buy Colored Pencils? Click above to download the list of Jim’s 36 best colors of Prismacolor Pencils.

Want to Buy Markers? Click above to download the list of Jim’s 36 best colors of Chartpak AD Markers.

Upcoming Programs


February 2014

2014 ProGreen EXPO - Denver, Colorado

New Trends in 2D/3D Visualization: Seminar

Friday February 14, 2014 2:15-3:45pm


April 2014

2014 SketchUp Basecamp

Hybrid Drawing With SketchUp: Seminar

April 14-16, 2014,  Time to be Determined


Schedule Change - My April 11-12, 2014 Denver Workshop has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. The only workshop I am offering is on June 13-14, 2014. (see  June below)


May 2014

Schedule Change -- My May 9-10, 2014 Denver Workshop has been cancelled due to a scheduling conflict. The only workshop I am offering is on June 13-14, 2014. (see June below)


June 2014

Jim Leggitt Two-Day Drawing Workshop

Denver, Colorado Friday June 13th 8am-5pm

Saturday June 14th 8am-5pm


2014 AIA Chicago National Convention

Design Drawing: Full Day Workshop

Wednesday June 25, 2014 8:30am-5:30pm


2014 AIA Chicago National Convention

Hybrid Drawing Techniques Seminar

Thursday June 26, 2014 2:00-3:30pm