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6.1: Sketching Technique

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    Sketching technique

    Sketching provides a quick and simple way to express ideas and to communicate the shape and general size of an object.

    Sketching parallel lines

    Start by drawing lines that are parallel to the edges of the paper, such as a border line and title block. Use your finger as a guide when you draw along the grid line on the sketch pad (Figure 1). If you let the end of your little finger run down the edge of the paper pad as you draw, this will steady your hand and make it easier to get a straight line.

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    1. Sketching a parallel vertical line
      sketchingAHorizontalLine.png
    2. Sketching a horizontal line
      sketchingArectangle.png
    3. Sketching a rectangle
      sketchingACircle.png
    4. Sketching a circle
      sketchingToScale.png
    5. Sketching to scale
      fullSizedIsometricObject.png
    6. Full-size isometric object
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    7. Scale orthographic projections

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