We know that digital technology and sophisticated software have become the part and parcel of an interior designing process. But should we construe it to be the necessity to forego to learn drawing? Take it from us, design ideas that are formulated through hand based drawings, and sketches would go a long way in immediate conceptualization of a design. Even with basic knowledge of various drawing techniques, it is very much possible to create fabulous and meaningful interior designs. It does not matter even if your knowledge of drawing is poor, for we can bring out the artist in you by virtue of our Drawing Classes In Pune. How about learning few important aspects and details of drawing techniques that are widely used in interior designs?
When the task seems to be highly daunting, don’t we break them into simple ones and proceed further after completing each subtask? The same rule applies very well for drawing too! Beginning with few simple shapes, we can focus our attention towards proportions, planes, and their relationships among each other.
• Fun with shapes
Any shape you think of can be made out of three basic three dimensional shapes – cube, cylinder, and sphere. With the ability to draw these shapes, any object you can imagine can be brought out to describe perspective geometries.
• Playing with proportions
While developing project concepts, be it schematic layout plans or elevations, it is very much essential to scale up or down different segments to bring out the essence of design. For beginners, we encourage using grids to achieve scaled correctness of a drawing.
• Developing complex structures out of simple blocks
Having learnt the necessity of shapes and proportions, it is time to dwell upon constructing more complex structures that encompasses all the details of the project. While developing complex structures it is also necessary to adapt additional techniques and details to offer visual depth in illustrations.
• Heavy, medium, and light line weight hierarchy to define major features, windows and doors, and surface delineations respectively.
• Surface material and finish
• Dimensions and notes
• Symbol legends
• Perspective sketching
Now comes the actual part. It is true that 2D plans and elevations are good drawing schemes among architects, engineers and designers, but unfortunately they may not create visual impact on end users. Then how to go about it? End users are accustomed to view objects and shapes in three dimensional perspectives and wouldn’t it be a nice technique to present it in that fashion? There are several perspective drawing techniques that are based on three simple facts devised by Leonardo da Vinci:
• Sizes of objects diminish as distance increases
• Color of objects fade as they move farther
• Clarity of objects blur as they become far
One point perspective: With this rudimentary technique, only the front and a side of objects are shown and all their horizontal lines converge in a single vanishing point. Also, front and back planes remain parallel and the scale of objects changes continuously.
Two point perspective: Very much similar to the earlier method, but has two vanishing points to which all lines except for the vertical one converge. It goes without saying that this technique offers more realistic view.
Oblique drawing: Definitely an easier method when compared with above, it can easily be described as a two dimensional view with additional depth.
Isometric drawing: An equal measure drawing that typically uses equal scales and proportions on all axes, irrespective of the projection and representation. In simple words, the objects are perfectly scaled and visible however far they are.
Axonometric drawing: How about drawing a plan view with a third dimension? Mainly used by interior designers and architects, they are very much akin to isometric drawings with true lengths and dimensions.
While you get trained for these basic skills at our Painting Classes In Pune, you would start appreciating the impact it makes on your visualization skills. And it is never late to learn anything and you can always enhance your skill sets at any age.