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Thumbnail sketch: Six basic types of solar shading

Thumbnail sketch: Six basic types of solar shading Shading devices shield windows and other glazed areas from direct sunlight in order to reduce glare and...

From doodling to noodling, or how to take a line on...

From doodling to noodling, or how to take a line on a walk Most of us doodle. We move our pencil or pen spontaneously and...

Linear Perspective: the pictorial effect

Linear Perspective: the pictorial effect You can manipulate a perspective drawing by changing certain variables, such as: moving the picture plane changing the orientation changing...

Passive solar design: five quick thumbnail diagrams

Passive solar design: five quick thumbnail diagrams Passive solar heating refers to using solar energy to heat the interior space of a building without relying...

Drafting the Mondrian’s Cube

Drafting the Mondrian’s Cube EXERCISE #100 | The Mondrian’s Cube The intent of this exercise is to develop your ability to visualise and communicate form and space by...

Vicious Circle: 21 ways to divide a circle into twelve equal...

Vicious Circle: 21 ways to divide a circle into twelve equal parts A circle can be geometrically divided into twelve equal parts in more than...

Peekaboo: Plan Oblique showing Cutaway

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...

The arrow as an active linear symbol

 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...

Drawing vegetation: Hand-drawn texture trees in 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...