Two generations of technical artists and illustrators have now been influenced by Lawrie Watts’ cutaway drawings of motorcycles, motorcars, aircraft, and farm machinery. Long before the development of CAD, the legendary Lawrie Watts was drawing amazingly complex machinery in three- dimensional detail. He had the happy knack of reducing the most complex piece of machinery into a simplified drawing.
This book provides a fascinating insight into Lawrie’s problem solving through drawing. A number of his projects are showcased such as the Land Rover, Jaguar’s XJ13, the Audi Quattro drawing which got him “Artist of the year 1985,” to Donald Campbell’s Bluebird, Richard Noble’s Thrust, Richard Branson’s epic hot air balloons, the Dreamliner, and a number of motorcycles. Anyone interested in how things work will enjoy this voyage through the life, the ideas, and the wonderful work of the perceptive and inventive Lawrence Watts.