Part # 3Drawing For Interior DesignBy. Melissa Betancourt & Rosario Robledo
In a scale drawing you have a good view of thelocation and can take measurements asaccurately as you could in the actual space.Moreover, this is a drawing most used in buildingwork.In order to do this, you need to train yourself tolook at space differently from the way younormally perceive it.Consider more “Visual” method ofrepresentation- different kinds of perspective.
This form of perspective is very easy toapply. Moreover it enables you eventually totake measurements, as with a floor plan.Several variations exist, according to theangle of sigth chosen: nearer to the layout ornearer to the elevation.The simplest way to tackle this notion is toarrange a layout on the bias, inclinated infront of you and ligtly pivoted. Note that youjust need to draw some vertical lines(parallel to the side of the paper) to find thewalls.
We can, wen the plan has been pivoted, lower the height ofthe angles (as the arrow indicate).The view favours the faces of the walls, to the detriment ofthe geometry of the plan.
The perspective view does not distort length, it produces aparadoxical optical illusion: thinking we are seeing in perspective,we find that the vertical lines that,s to say the walls, are higherthen in the reality because, if the perspective was true, theywould effectitively be dwarfed by the affect of distance.
To understand this technique of the projection view, start withsimple objects, such as cubes, before drawing spaces.Practice by drawing pieces of furniture. This progressivesketches will also remind you of the initial principles of drawing:lines of construction and proportions.
Taking advantage of the benefits of the projection view,keeping the dimensions, make some detailed studies of anobject or a small piece of furniture.More visual than the ground plan, these studies allow you toshow thickness, objects superimposed one upon another andspaces.Thanks to the flexibility of the drawing in pencil, we canintroduce see-through views, avoiding multiple views of thesame thing.
Finally, we can consider a space as an association of wall and objects. Using a grid, once you have mastered the principles ofprojection you have at the dispotion a highly useful instrument, equivalent to a small –scale model, but easier to modify.