Peekaboo: Plan Oblique showing Cutaway

Plan oblique at 45°-45° axes angles and cutaway I traced this plan oblique with a cutaway because it is the perfect paraline drawing when you need to show facade roof and interior details. Since the plan...

Drawing vegetation: Hand-drawn texture trees in plan

Drawing textured trees is more realistic than simple circle shapes. Like branch drawn trees, the graphic expression of texture trees allows the viewer to see through the canopy. However, including the objects underneath the canopy...

Drawing vegetation: Hand-drawn outline trees in plan

Drawing the outline of trees is aimed at a more symbolic representation than a realistic. An outline tree has a solid, opaque appearance. Plant materials and other design elements are usually not shown underneath this...

Drawing vegetation: Hand-drawn branch trees in plan

Drawing branched trees is more realistic than simple circle shapes. The silhouette effect of these styles allows the viewer to see through the canopy. However, including the objects underneath the canopy can undermine the simplicity...

Multi-oblique combination

Multi-oblique drawings offer a world of combinatorial views. I traced a simplified version of Jaeger Beach House by Rob Wellington Qhingley as a great example of how to combine different oblique views. These sort of paraline drawings...

Arrows, bubbles, and hatches: The language of conceptual diagrams

Conceptual diagrams are derived directly from bubble diagrams. They are highly abstract and symbolic. Concept diagrams can be done with any free flowing media, such as pencil, marker, felt pen, or coloured pencils.There are no conventional symbols...

Cube judgement system and how to quickly draw in three-point perspective

Three-point perspective regards linear perspective in which parallel lines along the width of an object meet at two separate points on the horizon and vertical lines on the object meet at a point on the...

A quick note on how to sketch trees in elevation

There are three design elements to consider when sketching trees in elevation: form, texture, and color. Depending on the tree you choose encompasses these characteristics in different ways. Though you should consider all of these it is important...

Exterior Interior Elevation Oblique: The whole idea in one projection

Both exploded and expanded views are excellent tools for examining the way details are put together. I traced this wonderful drawing by Bolles-Wilson Architects, with less detail though. This is a perfect example of how to...

Freehand lettering: a quick head-start

Freehand titles and subtitles requiring larger letters can be accomplished easily with markers and felt tip pens. This technique is good for schematic and preliminary drawings on marker paper, but these freehand outlining techniques...