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Line Exercises | Architectural Drawing

Line Exercises | Understanding the importance of Line weights

In my previous article, we discussed how important the line weights are. Now we will go ahead with necessary Line Exercises.

Line Exercises is the first lesson to learn in Architecture. It helps you understand the importance of every stroke drawn by you. It helps you realize that every stroke that you draw should convey a meaning in terms of design.

Here are a few things you need to do before you proceed with “Line Exercises”.

  1. Pencils – HB/B/2B
  2. Drawing Sheet – 22″x30″
  3. Draw 1/2″ border lines with title block of width 2″
  4. Divide the drawing sheet into 9 parts

Line Exercise 1

Line Exercise 1

Line Exercise 1

After you are successfully done with the first line exercise, we will proceed to the next line Exercise with more complex patterns.


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Line | Element of Drawing and Design

Line | Element of Drawing and Design

Motor/Visual Coordination

A line is a meeting of two points through a stroke.

The ease of drawing a line and its length differs with respect to :

  1. Finger Movement
  2. Wrist Movement
  3. Elbow Movement

Lines drawn by the movement of finger, Wrist and Elbow respectively

Lines drawn by the movement of finger, Wrist and Elbow respectively

A line has to be drawn with one stroke with the beginning and ends emphasized.

Types of Strokes

  1. Thin/Thick
  2. Light to Dark
  3. Dark/Light/Dark
  4. Light/Dark/Light
  5. With Varied Pressure


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