This book analyzes the fundamental aspects of graphically depicting a wide variety of jewelry. The relationships of volume, balance between full and empty, treatment of metal surfaces, warm and cool materials and the relationship between the support and the stone are explained in depth along with ways to illuminate jewelry, treatment of light and chiaroscuro play to add depth. The book begins with simple geometric structures and moves on to explore more complex forms through a range of distortions and multiplications. The goal is not to show finished pieces of jewelry but to provide the tools that will enable readers to acquire a work method that allows them to represent their ideas effectively. From orthogonal and axonometric projections to techniques (watercolor, tempera, ink, mixed technique) and different possible supports, readers will find a source of inspiration for developing their own designs. Rings, tiaras, precious stones, bracelets and chains) are graphically represented in this book as if they were real, along with effects such as depth, gloss and transparency.
Manuela Brambatti began her career in the fashion world in the late seventies working for Style and other fashion magazines. She has collaborated with Giorgio Correggiari, Krizia and Gian Marco Venturi, but her most important and far-reaching experience is her work with Gianni Versace, where she played a crucial role in setting standards with regard to the presentation and illustration of the house's fashion and home collections. She is the author of the best-selling title Fashion Illustration and Design by Promopress. Cosimo Vinci studied jewellery design in Florence and Vicenza. His clients are international companies from small to large businesses, from high end jewellery to bijoux. He has designed jewellery for famous fashion brands such as Versace, Versus, Balmain, Montana, Laura Biagiotti, Valentino, Etro. Since 1998 he has been teaching at The Art and Craft School in Vicenza and conducting seminars in many parts of the world on this subject.