7 July 2017

Orthographic drawing

We used foam board create a structure inspired by suprematism.  

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Then, we started learning how to draw the orthographic based on the structure including front view, side view, plane view and section. Although I  have learned how to draw an 3rd angle orthographic before, I usually draw it digitally which is quicker and I found I quite interesting and challenging to draw it by hand. As the shapes I cut out form the foam board were not measured, it was quite difficult to measure the dimension when I have slotted and pined all the components together especially some of them are the fixed in place with angles.  I have used different thickness of fine liners to indicate the order of the components form the plane view and it is quite effective. Using my free time, I need to finish off the section orthographic that I haven't finished in the workshop.

Comparing drawing isometric diagram to orthographic, they are really different. Orthographic can express the object in several angles but isometric represents the objects in a  3D form. In my opinions, they are both really important in product design, no matter when you are communicating and explaining your designs to clients, manufactures or even when you are developing your works. 

I have learned a lot form this orthographic section, in my further FP projects, I would start drawing orthographic drawing of my final designs and models. 

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