AED-225 Technical Illustration Syllabus


South Portland, Maine 04106

Title: Technical Illustration

Catalog Number: AED-205.01

Credit Hours: 3 Total Contact Hours: 45_Lecture 30; Lab 15

Instructor: Julie Brown-Zinchuk Jbdesign@maine.rr.com

Room : CAR02

Course Syllabus

Course Description

This course introduces the student to various forms of three-dimensional drawing, one and two-point perspective, shade and shadow, color, and rendering. Extensive sketching, a thorough understanding of graphic engineering concepts, and hands-on experience promote the development of competent artistic style.

Prerequisites: AED-205.01 Technical Graphics standards

Course Objectives

1. Generate accurate axonometric and isometric drawings.

2. Generate exploded views of assemblies from working drawings.

3. Generate one and two point perspective drawings from working drawings.

4. Integrate the effects of light, shade, and shadow.

5. Generate full-color renderings from working drawings and photographs.

Topical Outline of Instruction

1. Overview of course, explanation of examples, and the introduction of sketching techniques.

2. Line technique and values, depiction of surface textures.

3. Introduction of drawing mediums.

4. Generation of axonometric drawings.

5. Generation of isometric drawings.

6. Introduction of one point perspective drawing.

7. Introduction of two point perspective drawing.

8. Introduction of light and shadow.

9. Introduction of shading techniques.

10. Introduction of rendering techniques.

Course Requirements

1. Active attendance and participation.

2. Generation of all assigned drawings.

3. Development of a portfolio.

Student Evaluation and Grading

Work will be evaluated on content, quality, timeliness, and overall attendance.

Text, Tools, and/or Supplies

BOOK: Architectural Graphics; Francis D.K. Ching

TOOLS: Sketch book approx 11x17, sketch pad, 18X24, drawing pencil set, gum eraser, prisma color pencils sharpies 0.30, 0.50 and 0.70, straight edges, architectural scale, 30-60, 45, adjustable triangle, rolling ruler.

(there will be additional supplies needed for the final project)

Technical Illustration Lesson Plan

This plan outline is subjected to change at any time the instructor deems necessary.

Unit 1 Introduction to technical illustration: Tools and supplies; technical graphic standards; Architectural drawing systems

Reading: chapter 1-3

Exercise#1: Bring in 2-3 examples of technical illustration. Use 3 different

media sources. i.e. the Internet, magazines, textbooks, newspaper, product

materials and or advertisements etc. Bring in a selected photograph of a

house/building which has a pre-drawn floor plan.

Unit 2 Paraline drawings oblique

Reading: Chapter 5 and handouts

Exercise: oblique drawing concepts, examples and drawing problems in class.

Assignment: Create a plan oblique of a floor plan at ¼”=1’-0” scale. Include door

and window openings, built-in furniture, floor material, and plumbing fixtures.

Unit 3 Paraline drawings Isometric

Reading: Chapter 5 and handout

Exercise #1: Isometric drawing concepts, examples and drawing problems in


Assignment: Create an exploded assembly of your chosen house/building.

Unit 4 One Point Perspective

Reading: Chapter 6

Exercise:1-point perspective layout rules and concepts

Assign #2: Create a 1-point perspective of an interior room in your house.

Unit 5 Two Point Perspective

Reading: Chapter 6

Exercise: 2-point perspective layout rules and concepts

Assign #2: Create an exterior 2-point perspective. Include all openings, bump-outs

trim and roof overhangs.

Unit 6 Shading and tonal values – Artificial light and Shadows

Reading: Chapter 7

Exercise#1: In-class sketches of geometric shapes with the different examples of

tonal values.

Exercise#2: Add shade and shadow to your drawings.

Assignment: Create a tonal value chart from darkest to lightest using 3 different

shading methods as illustrated in the book. Select an image to transfer onto paper

and shade the image using one of the shading techniques

Unit 8 Color

Reading: handout

Exercise: Create a color wheel in class using water colors or water color pencils,

makers, colored pencils etc.

Assignment: Use color to shade the same image you used in the last class

Unit 9 Rendering with color cont.

Reading: Handout

Exercise #1Render all drawn images

Unit 10 Context

Reading: Chapter 8

Exercise: Add context to a previous perspective

Assignment: Build a Context library. Use photos from magazines and,

newspapers to create a context library. You can use the photocopier to scale the

images to the necessary size.

Unit 11 Freehand sketching tools and techniques

Reading: Chapter 10

Exercise: Picture window; sketching exercises designed to improve your freehand

sketching ability; scaling tools

Unit 12 Drawing from life

Reading: Chapter 10

Exercise: Field trip to various locations on campus to illustrate forts, lighthouses,

buildings etc. (weather permitting). Using a pencil or scale to estimate angles and

dimensions and transferring them on paper.

Final projects assigned:

Create a poster containing - TBD

#1 Plan Oblique shaded with furniture, built-ins and openings

#2 A section one-point perspective shaded with openings

#3 2-point exterior perspective

#4 Composition of your choice

The final projects must be rendered, in best presentation quality.

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