Ach 111 Intro To Sketching Techniques

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  • 1. Sketching Professor Lawrence Kuper© ACH 111- Architectural Design 1
  • 2. Why?
    • To quickly get ideas out of your head and on to paper, so you can remember them later
    • To capture a particular image or mood
    • To express your ideas to others
  • 3. Why?
      • Architecture - Express design concepts quickly before they become concrete hard-line drawings
  • 4. Why?
      • Interior Design – Create expressive view of the different components of a space
  • 5. Why?
      • Landscape Architect – To convey concepts to clients and study possible solutions
  • 6. Why?
      • Construction Management – To describe specific details of a problems or opportunities on the job site to the architect or subcontractors.
  • 7. Ideas about Sketching
      • Remember that sketching can be done nearly anywhere at anytime.
      • True sketches do not have to be “photo-realistic”, sketches are drawings that describe ideas and moods.
        • Your hand is not a drawing machine, it will need training.
        • Your sketching will improve over time; never remove anything from your sketch book as this reduces your ability to see the progress that is being made.
  • 8. Tools
      • Sketchbook
        • Use your Mistakes to Correct your Mistakes - Never Erase
        • Keep everything you sketch - Never Remove Pages
        • Always Free Hand - Never Hard-line
      • HB or H lead pencil
      • Flat Lead Pencil
        • Soft-Lead; 4b, 6b, 8b
  • 9. Getting Started – The Five Essential Shapes Professor Lawrence Kuper© ACH 121-Materials and Methods 1
  • 10. The Five Essential Shapes 1- The Curvity Professor Lawrence Kuper© ACH 121-Materials and Methods 1
  • 11. The Five Essential Shapes 1- The Curvity Professor Lawrence Kuper© ACH 121-Materials and Methods 1
  • 12. The Five Essential Shapes 2 - The Sphere Professor Lawrence Kuper© ACH 121-Materials and Methods 1
  • 13. The Five Essential Shapes 3 - The Straight Professor Lawrence Kuper© ACH 121-Materials and Methods 1
  • 14. The Five Essential Shapes 4 - The Truncone Professor Lawrence Kuper© ACH 121-Materials and Methods 1
  • 15. The Five Essential Shapes 5 - The Drape Professor Lawrence Kuper© ACH 121-Materials and Methods 1
  • 16. The Five Essential Shapes - Combining Professor Lawrence Kuper© ACH 121-Materials and Methods 1
  • 17. The Five Essential Shapes - Technique
      • By varying the pressure on the pencil, different densities can be made
      • By varying the angle of the pencil, different widths of lines can be made
    Professor Lawrence Kuper© ACH 121-Materials and Methods 1
  • 18. Let’s Get Started – Contour Drawing
    • Contour drawing is drawing the outline.
      • This is to focus only on the overall shape of the object.
      • main reason of the drawing is to define the proportions
      • Minimal detail will be represented
      • main reason of the drawing is to define the proportions
    • Select a single viewpoint and stick to it.
      • Sit so that they can reach there paper with minimal movement.
      • Always have their head in the same place whenever they look at the object
        • This will keep the shapes in the same locaton at all times
        • small movement = big differences
    Professor Lawrence Kuper© ACH 121-Materials and Methods 1