How can you learn technical drawing

Technical drawing for artists

Actually, this website is neither about technology nor about technical drawing, but since I learned technical drawing myself in my studies, I thought that I would simply describe here what an artistic draftsman can learn from technical drawing. Technical drawing is a good exercise for spatial imagination.

The aim of technical drawing is to depict a three-dimensional body in a two-dimensional drawing. It is important in technical drawing that the body, or rather the geometry of the body, is clearly recognizable. A worker must be able to correctly manufacture the body - normally this is a component - based on the drawing (from wood, steel, aluminum or another material).
To do this, the body is always drawn from several perspectives, for example from the front, from the side and from above. To be able to do this, of course, you have to have a good spatial sense. And even more so if you want to manufacture the object based on the drawing.

In the picture below, an exemplary body is shown in perspective.

As already mentioned, objects in technical drawing are often represented from the front, from the side and from above. The way or the method how the bodies are represented in technical drawing is called projection. With the help of the illustration below you can imagine the projection quite well. The three views from the different perspectives are, so to speak, thrown onto the walls of a corner in the room.

How the three views then look drawn two-dimensionally can be seen in the following picture. You can imagine it artistically as a portrait in which you depict a person from the front, the side and from above.

If you want to find out more about technical drawing, you can visit the following page:
Technical drawing (English translation via Google language tool: Technical Drawing)
Here is also a page on which you can find scripts on various mechanical engineering topics: Mechanical engineering scripts