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EXERCISE #100 | The Mondrian's Cube The intent of this exercise is to develop your ability to visualise and communicate form and space by relating two-dimensional orthographic drawings to three-dimensional paraline drawings such as axonometrics and obliques. 1 ASSEMBLAGE | MODEL : Build a 10"x10"x10" / 25x25x25 cm contained structure by intersecting the three coloured planes; use blue, yellow, and red to distinguish the...
In paraline drawings, all circles appear as ellipses except true circles — those that appear in planes parallel to the picture plane. Follow the four-step instruction to constructing a paraline circle at 45° that recedes to the right. theoria:       newsletter Archilibs has a free fortnight reader. It comes out every other Sunday reviewing work through a featured word . . . plus a handful of top articles and visuals. Here's...
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 is in true shape, it can be quickly transferred to construct the oblique drawing. A partial roof cutaway helps to focus on a specific concept or...

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The arrow as an active linear symbol

As an abstract graphic language, arrows have great meaning in conceptual diagramming since they largely express movement and the idea of corridors. The most common...

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...

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...

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,...

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Multi-oblique combination

Multi-oblique drawings offer a world of combinatorial views. I traced a simplified version of Jaeger Beach House...

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...

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...

How to sketch fast and effectively

How to sketch fast and effectively... To sketch fast and effectively, simply take a solid and...

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...

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...

Freehand lettering: a quick head-start

Freehand titles and subtitles requiring larger letters can be accomplished easily with markers and felt...

Orthographic Views: The three principal planes of projection

Ortho literally means 'right angle'. Orthographic projection refers to the transfer of images created by perpendicular projector...

Diagramming site information: 14 quick thumbnails

The kinds of information collected for a contextual analysis involve an inventory of existing and projected...

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