In this video I share my tips for improving your architectural drawing technique. I'll walk you through a detail sketch, a basic section sketch and then transition into a few of my CAD working drawings to illustrate how a simple toolset can produce a range of drawings.
Important concepts discussed:
- Lineweight (and the pens I use)
- Atmospheric perspective
- Drawing technique
- Foreground, middle-ground, and background
- The 'squint' test
- Shade + shadow
- Entourage (http://www.mrcutout.com/ , http://skalgubbar.se/ , http://pimpmydrawing.com/ )
In the end, it’s not about copying my drawing style or anyone else’s. It’s about developing your own and the best way to do that is by seeking out the architectural drawings you like and try and duplicate their results. Study their commonalities, how do they differ from the way you draw? Some of my favorites are found in the Detail in Contemporary Residential architecture books or Detail magazines…all the German stuff.
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Please watch: "Is THIS an Architecture Practice? The Undercover Architect Part 2"
Thanks for this great intro to architectural ortho drawing. I was thinking of covering this a bit but I see you’ve gone the job well already.
Im a Revit user so all this now is coded into it. https://www.instagram.com/ericksong123/
This video and your channel, present such essential techniques and ‘life lessons’ that are learnt within both the architectural industry and design world alike, but are so rarely presented at University during training.
Great material Eric! I'm finishing now last year of Architecture School, your videos encourage me to never stop beleiving that being an architect with creative and outside-of-the-box vision is possible in real life!.
I love your channel, love how you simply explain many aspects of something so complex as our profession. I'm devouring the material you produce and plan to continue doing it! Please don't stop!
Greatings from Colombia. God bless and _Cheers_
I recently discovered your channel and your books. These kind of books I`ve been searching for a few time. I own my own design practice in my place, Acapulco, Mex. and I`ve been searching for a useful information about how to manage an architecture studio. From now and then, I am a loyal fan of your channel and your videos and I am going to buy your physical books, Eric. Congratulations for all that useful stuff you create for us and go for it. Greetings from México.
Hey, i study architecture in Germany and : ,, all the german stuff „ really made me laugh!
You‘ve just shown me what it’s really about lines and all the „smallest“ things we use to transfer sth in this passion. Thanks for reminding me of that, i almost forgot to have that in mind when i work on a Design.
Thanks, too many students do not understand the importance of line weight. Not just sketching but equally important in CAD drawings. I began pushing pencils in the late '70s so in transitioning to CAD, I've always been anal requiring the same look.
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This may sound absolutely ridiculous, but when I was in architecture school, I could not "think" on canary yellow trace. It was required at our school at Drexel University. I would design on white trace, and then present my drawings on canary. The teachers never knew I did this. I had SUCH a mind block looking at yellow, but with white, my ideas would just flow. Back when I was in school, the internet didn't even exist. There is SUCH a wealth of information out there. I'm teaching middle schoolers Intro to Architectural now, and your videos are inspiring. Keep them up!
You explained it in such great details, I really can't wait to get the items needed to start drawing😍😍😍😍. I've always been interested in drawing houses and interested in making my own floor plans,but I never take any architecture class at all so I didn't know how to draw properly, everything looks the same, because I only use 1 pensil/ pen with the same intensity when pulling it( drawing) so everything looks 2D only😥😥. Now that I've watched your video,it gives me a much better understanding on how to create 3 D design by differentiating the intensity of the pencil used. Thank you so much for sharing this video,I really appreciate what you've done,you have no idea how much this means to me 😇😇😇
Oh God I have the exact same pentel pencil like, same, same. I broke that bottom part too. Wishing I cold be as good as you, though. Anywayy thank you for your videos! Finally someone on the internet could help me with everything related with architecture. I'm currently on a project to design an Urban Villa (this semester's final studio project in uni) and in three weeks I'll do the dispaly for my design but I still got a lot to do (I'm still working on the floor plan). Good luck to you!
Hi, I only just recently started watching your videos and you've helped me so much. I have been torn between civil engineering and architecture and watching your videos have eased the process of my decision even though I have just been accepted for civil engineering at a university, it looks like I would be changing my major but to change to architecture I would need a portfolio which I do not have ! To add to that my drawing skills aren't polished, I know it may seem like I have no interest in architecture I really do, its always been a latent passion of mine so I would like to know your opinion or any advice you can give me, also on how to better my drawing.
Legit real fan of yours my friend. you are such a great instructor, everytime i got home from school i always rush to your channel and study stuffs you share it does way more knowledgeable and cooler than at school. i hope you continue to spread your skills at this field. it really helps me a lot! Thank you! A big Cheers from Philippines!
Thank you so much for your great content! It really has helped me deciding whether I want to be an architect or not. Still, I'm afraid it will be way too difficult and I'll end up giving up on the course. Anyways, keep up with the great work!
Awesome video Eric!! I was wondering, the forest image you put behind your building is a ''block'' you made by yourself with a bunch of trees or you can actually find it on internet? cause it change totally the quality of the design! I LOVE it! And how do you make your line fade (start big and at the end be thicker. Are you cutting the line in multiple lines or there is a command for it?
Thanks my friend...learn more about it in this video: https://youtu.be/xsbFQR_k2eY
The line trick is a pline (0 starting width, X ending width)...All these tricks and shortcuts are included in my drawing template ( http://thirtybyforty.com/autocad-template )
Fantastic video, exactly what I was looking for long time!! Many thanks, can’t wait to watch more of your stuff. Thanks for sharing, there is hope for more beautiful drawings with help of people like you. Kate
Real architecture have only let say 5-10% of it. You should really try to get real experience in architectural office before make decision about your future, if you want to draw consider maybe graphic design study... regards and good luck
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