Purpose: To realize the concept of one’s thoughts and how it can be communicated to others better though the use of a sketch or drawing

Sketching ‘Rules’

  • Sketch quickly!
  • The sketch is not to scale
  • Perfection is less important than being neat and simple
  • Make it proportional

Activity 1: Orthographic Views

IMG orthographic example
3-View Orthographic sketch
  • Introductions and explanation and purpose
  • Tasks and practice: Sketch Blocks 1, 2, 3, and 4 in composition book
  • Tasks:  See album of various shapes.  Choose 3 and sketch

Having trouble? Think you CAN’T sketch these?

Activity 2: Isometric Views

Activity 3: Adding Dimensions to the Isometric blocksimgBlocksWithDimensions

  • Lecture: Explanation and purpose
  • Task:  Using correct dimensioning guidelines, measure the ‘actual’ dimensions asked for in the link below.  Do this with your group, making sure everyone has the same dimensions. Put those dimensions on one of your best isometric sketches in your composition book
  • Click here for dimensions of blocks #1, #2, and #3

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