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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Unit 4 One Point Perspective
Exercise:1-point perspective layout rules and concepts
Assign #2: Create a 1-point perspective of an interior room in your house.
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
Exercise#1: In-class sketches of geometric shapes with the different examples of
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
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
Exercise #1Render all drawn images
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
Unit 11 Freehand sketching tools and techniques
Exercise: Picture window; sketching exercises designed to improve your freehand
sketching ability; scaling tools
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.
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.