Introduction to Architectural Basic Drawing

Sketching a habit is very important, especially at the beginning of learning architectural design. Because sketching is the easiest and fastest method for designers to express themselves.

Drawing by hand, being able to do it teaches people to think with their hands and to transfer their thoughts to paper. All the architects and interior designers you love and enjoy in their work can create very high-quality sketches and they even developed their architectural basic drawing techniques.

1.Start by taking the pencil and paper and making random drawings.
2.Detect the size of what you draw.
3.Draw something else that is a different size next to it.
4.Compare the two objects with each other.
Then try to draw two objects at different distances from each other.
5.From your point of view, try to draw the room you are in as you see it, including its walls.
6.Take your notebook and pencil with you, go somewhere outside, sit down and try to draw a building as you see it from the outside.

Architectural drawings should start with freehand drawings. After developing the ability to draw correct sketches without using a ruler and convey what we think in harmony directly on the paper, architectural drawings can be made using rulers, compasses, and other aids, paying attention to the paper thickness and using correct pencils.
One of the essential features that architectural education should add to the person should be hand-drawn. If an architect/designer cannot express himself with a pen and a piece of paper, they also have problems learning the digital communication channels. The sketches you make for your project’s presentation are of great importance, and it should be one of your most essential tools to explain the ideas you reach in your project and where your project comes from. With these drawing lessons, you will learn to transfer your thoughts onto paper in the most accurate and qualified way.

Project 1: Interior or Objects of your choice
Project 2: Suggestion from your tutor

By enabling you to draw in different qualities, different lights, other shadows, and colors; we will allow you to learn to transfer both the interior and the exterior into the drawing process. In this way, we want you to discover more exciting drawing techniques, and we want you to develop your drawing techniques.
Architects and interior designers who want to express themselves much better, High school students who are planning to study architecture or interior design, Undergraduate students who are currently studying architecture or interior design, Architecture/ interior design students who need a new project for their portfolio, Anyone with a personal interest in architectural basic drawing.

Lesson 1: Learning how to use a pen, pencil, and paper and their properties
Lesson 2: Media exploration in two dimensions on an appropriate drawing surface
Lesson 3: Drawing of geometric forms -cube, sphere, cylinder, pyramid, triangular prism, pentagon, hexagon, and shadow learning, geometric objects drawing and compositions – chair, jug, book, etc., with one and two-point perspective
Lesson 4: One-point freehand perspective drawing with a different point of views, exploration of textures and patterns through linework
Lesson 5: Two-point freehand perspective drawing with a different point of views, exploration of textures and patterns through linework
Lesson 6: One interior drawing with a one-point perspective
Lesson 7: One interior drawing with a two-point perspective
Lesson 8: One exterior drawing with a two point perspective

Goals and Objective

You have the opportunity to take this course at the beginner and intermediate levels. You can adjust and plan your schedule according to the availability of the instructor.

For the students to develop their drawing abilities, they should also spend their own efforts after the lesson. Therefore, there should be approximately one week between each lesson. One-on-one lessons are scheduled two days in a week for 4 weeks. Each lesson lasts 2,5 hours in this course.


Developing drawing skills with successful designers
Development of visual awareness and ability
Creating interior and exterior drawings of different qualities and difficulties
Learning perspective drawing from beginning to end with the architectural language

Summary Statements

Finalizing the drawings with the best ways
Creating drawings of different qualities, preparing these drawings for your portfolio.