Architecture drawings include a number of features like electrical drawings structural drawings, civil drawings, mechanical drawings, etc, You do not particularly need to be good at drawing to be an architect. An architectural drawing will include furniture, room layout, bathroom fixtures, kitchen fixtures and other minute details to give an overall outlook of the site. Importantly used for-
- Helping the team in developing a basic design idea into a coherent concrete proposal,
- They also use these drafts to communicate a specific concept or idea.
- This is an easier way to convince the client of the pros of that design,
- To enable a building contractor on how to construct it,
- This is also utilized to keep a hard copy record of the work completed.
There are a variety of mediums used to make these drawings such as charcoal, pastels, oil pastels, watercolors, marker, crayon, colored pencil, graphite, technical ink, India ink, etc. Always use an HB pencil to give your work an excellent finish and clarity. It also keeps your work from smudging. And never forget to clean all your drawing equipment like triangles and drawing board. This will not smudge your work. You can also cover the triangle with scotch tape to prevent your work from smudging.
Technical Architecture Drawing Skills And Tips-
- Excel at technical drawing rather than concentrating more on freehand. When you give several hours a week on the technical part it will show in your designs. Moreover, it will also improve the overall quality of the work presented.
- Always be patient as technical drawings can get very tedious and you may lose your cool or interest to complete it.
- Try to practice descriptive geometry every day, being the hardest technical drawing you need to practice it regularly to excel at it.
- Once you have got a hang of the technical skill, excel at it in such a way that you can outsource and draft any part of your design on the drawing board.
- Invest in a proper large size drawing board, preferably an A1- A2- A0 board which will help you design better. Besides that, you will need the proper tools to match the size of the board.
- In order to keep your work professional or neat, it’s suggested that you draw the back of the image using dotted lines.
- To develop 3-dimensional drawings, you need to understand the principles of sections and how to draw them correctly.
- Besides acing the technicality, also concentrate on axonometric drawings. Learn a minimum of three different types of axonometric drawings. From the several varieties, the dodecahedron is the most used from the lot. Start with a triple projection, then axonometric.
- Learn how to draw Tripple projection drawings for giving it a 3-D look.
- Learn how to solve all kinds of descriptive geometry problems, being the most difficult technical drawing not everyone is learning how to solve issues related to it. Be different from the rest.
- Know the basic drawings like the cube, triangle, square, circle in triple projection. Get all the proportions correctly.
- Once completed the drawing and you have the final result, ink it. Inking the best drawings will help you to preserve them longer and will avoid smudging.