AR1013 Drawing/ Dibujo


Course outline and general information

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Rubric for grading

Grading will be given for every 2 weeks, Assignments will be graded on certain parameters, each parameter´s Rubric is given below



Session wise breakup of topics and subtopics

Week 1:

Class 1

  • The importance of drawing in the world of ideas.
  • What, Why, when and how to draw.
  • Importance of visual communication.
  • Elemental principles in the world of perception and representation of ideas

Class 2

Week 2:

Class 3

  • Characteristics of the lead, hardness and sharpness of the pencil.
  • Basic Drawing technique- using graphite pencil
  • Describing Texture
  • Observing and drawing Texture
  • Perception of texture from objects and real spaces.
  • The shift of texture and linear spacing

Class 4

  • Sharing experiences and grasping new learning from others mental perspective
  • Positive and Negative Shapes
  • Graphite pencil technique
  • Closure. Projections
  • Organizing shapes, Tonal Values

Class Activities: A3.1(in portfolio), A4.1(in portfolio)

Homework: H3.1 (in portfolio), H4.1 (in portfolio), H4.2 (in portfolio)

Week 3:

Class 5

  • Creating depth and value using pencil techniques
  • Value pattern and tonal range
  • Conveying light, shade, and shadow
  • Drawing abstraction, silhouettes and forms management.
  • composition using freehand, to learn its depth,surface,shape and contour lines, emphasizing degradations, shade valorations, own and thrown shadows, etc.
  • The transition between light and shade

Class 6

  • Element of Art/ Drawing: Space
  • Techniques of representing Space in 2d
  • Modeling form, Trace, shade, and volume.
  • Continuity of outline,
  • Size perspective,
  • Vertical Location in the Visual Field
  • Linear perspective, Atmospheric perspectives
  • Theory on Perspective of blur, Texture perspective

Class Activities: A5.1(in portfolio), A5.2(in portfolio),

 A6.1(in handout), A6.2(in handout), A6.3(in handout), A6.4(in handout),

Homework: H5.1 (in portfolio), H5.2 (in portfolio), H6.1 (in portfolio).

Week 4:

Class 7

  • Elements of design : Space:
  • Sighting techniques
  • Linear perspective, Atmospheric perspectives
  • Theory on Perspective of blur, Texture perspective
  • Analytical drawing

Class 8

  • Contour drawing
  • Visual communication
  • Outlining and contour drawing

Class Activities: A7.1(in portfolio), A7.2(in handout),A7.3(in handout), A7.4(in portfolio), A8.1(in portfolio), A8.2(in portfolio), A8.3(in portfolio), A8.4(in portfolio)

Homework:  H7.1(in portfolio), H7.2(in portfolio), H7.3(Listen and understand), H8.1(in portfolio).

Week 5:

Class 9

  • Contour drawing- Blind and Modified
  • Proportionate drawing
  • sighting technique using viewfinder and pencil/pen
  • Organisation of drawing on sheet.

Class 10

  • Sighting techniques

Class Activities: A9.1(in portfolio), A9.2(in portfolio),

Homework:  H9.1(sheet), H9.2(sheet), H10.1(in portfolio).

Week 6:

Class 11

  • Projections
  • Built on Geometry – Additive forms and Subtractive form

Class 12

  • Additive and subtractive forms
  • Complex forms
  • Drawing of transparent and reflective objects.

Class Activities: A11.1(in portfolio), A11.2(in portfolio),A11.3(in portfolio),A11.4(in portfolio),

Homework:  H11.1(in portfolio)

Week 7:

Class 13

  • Selecting paper
  • know your paper
  • Building a Drawing
  • Composition of views
  • Establishing Structure of thoughts
  • Outdoor activity in groups- Still life sketching

Class 14

  • Simple geometrical volume drawings in perspective;
  • human scale
  • Layering tonal values

Class Activities: A13.1(in portfolio), A14.1(in portfolio),

Homework:  H13.1( print ), H13.2(print ), H14.1(on print),

H14.2(on A3 paper)

Week 8:

Class 15

  • Scale of composition relating to Human scale
  • Elaboration of different real models and complex compositions.
  • Fast note-taking from many objects as you can capture and also real situations,conceptualizing the object in its totality, proportion and unity (synthesis).
  • Exhibitions of selected category works, give and receive feedback and self-assessment
  • Varieties and complexities of the perspectives in the inclusion of graphic setting elements(vegetation, human scale, furniture, etc.)
  • Group learning – Criticism and self-criticism

Class 16

  • Importance of implementing and practicing the techniques learned

Class Activities: A15.1(in portfolio), A15.2(in portfolio),

Homework:  H15.1(in portfolio), H15.2(in portfolio),  H15.3(in portfolio)

Week 9:

Class 17

  • Layering tonal values
  • Managing details with chosen rendering medium
  • Exploring different technique combinations in monochromatic drawings.
  • Practice:Working on exercises synthesizing the different elements already learned for a composition.
  • Definition through the point of view of the visual field, issues relation, and shape, proportions and frameworks.

Class 18

  • Elemental principles of geometric perspective
  • Simple geometrical volume drawings in perspective;
  • Result analysis in the elaboration of the same exercise with different techniques.
  • Practice sketching natural and artificial elements used in a graphic setting of an object or space

Class Activities: A17.1(in portfolio), A17.2(in portfolio),A17.3(in portfolio),A18.1(on print paper),A18.2(on print paper),A18.3(on print paper),

Homework:  H17.1(in portfolio)

Week 10:

Class 19

  • Perspective projections with One point
  • Diagonal point method
  • Measurements in perspectives
  • Perspective projections with One point

Class 20

  • Perspective projections with Two point

Class Activities: A19.1(on print paper),A19.2(in portfolio), A19.3(in portfolio)

Homework:  H19.1(In pertfolio),H20.1(In pertfolio)

Week 11:

Class 21

  • Perspective projections three vanishing points.

Class 22

  • exercise on Perspective projections three vanishing points.
  • Exam
  • group activity/ exam on two point perspective drawing

Class ActivitiesA21.1(in portfolio),A22.1(on print paper),A22.2(on print paper), A22.3 group activity

Homework:  H22.1(on A4 Print)

Week 12:

Class 23

  • group activity/ exam on two point perspective drawing
  • Color and mediums
  • Analysis and possibilities of selected techniques, paper selection of different weights, etc.
  • Architectural rendering with color medium

Class 24

  • Color and mediums
  • Architectural rendering with color medium

Class ActivitiesA23.1(in portfolio),A23.2(in portfolio),A24.1(in portfolio),A24.2(in portfolio)

Homework:  H23.1(on paper), H23.2(on portfolio),

Week 13:

Class 25

  • Communicating through sketches,study models and routes maps
  • Implementing and practicing the techniques learned
    • > quick sketching, proportions, size, emphasis, details

Class 26

  • Tolerating Ambiguity
  • Being flexible

Class ActivitiesA25.1(in portfolio) Upload here

Week 14:

Class 27

  • Schematic Architectural drawing
  • Symbols and arrows
  • Represeting zones and flows
  • Nodes and connections

Class 28

  • Drawing on Location

Week 15:

Class 29


  • Tolerating Ambiguity
  • Thinking on paper
  • Drawing from the Imagination and memory drawing

Reference Material:

Books for consultation :

* Parramón Vilasaló, José María., Asi se dibuja en perspectiva, España : Parramón Ediciones,

* Lockard, william Kirby, El dibujo como instrumento arquitectónico, 2a ed., México : Trillas, 1989, spaeng, 9682436648

* Antoniades A (1992), Theory of Design – New York: John Wiley and Sons.

* Ching, Frank, Manual de dibujo arquitectónico, 3a ed. rev. y ampl., México : G. Gilli, c1999, , 9688873640

* Vélez González, Roberto., La perspectiva como instrumento de diseño , , México : Trillas, 1990, , 9682429633

* , Curso completo de pintura y dibujo., 4a Ed., Barcelona : Parramón, 2007, spa, 8434213419

* Porter, Tom., Manual de diseño para arquitectos, diseñadores gráficos y artistas , , México : G. Gili, 1982, spaeng, 9688871575

* Prenzel, Rudolf., Diseño y técnica de la representacion en arquitectura = Desenho e técnica da representacao en arquitecura, 2a

ed., México : G. Gili, 2003, spapor, 9686085475

* Murguía Díaz, Miguel., Detalles de arquitectura, 1a ed., México : Pax, 1990, , 968860674X

* Shimizu, Yoshiharu, Creative marker techniques in combination with mixed media, , Tokyo : Graphic-sha, 2007, engjpn,


* Yee, Rendow., Architectural drawing : a visual compendium of types and methods, 3a ed., Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 1990, ,

0471793663 (ru´stica), 9780471793663 (ru´stica)

* White, Edward T., Vocabulario gráfico para la presentación arquitectónica , 3a ed., México : Trillas, spaeng,

Support material:

Reference books, projection media for multimedia (image player by acetate, DVD, video, etc.) Some relevant Internet sites are suggested for the subject:



Material required in class:

A variety of tools, equipment, and materials are used in this Curriculum

For every class, a student will carry a set of 3” x 3” post its.

Portfolio: this Drawing Book

In addition, depending on the class, the instructor will advise you to bring the following for specific classes

pencils, pencil crayons, charcoal, Conté crayons, chalk, chalk pastels, oil pastels, wax crayons

Wet Materials 

ink, ballpoint pens, felt pens, markers, paints (acrylic, water color, tempera, poster, oil)

Tools Used to Apply Wet and Dry Materials

pens/brushes • stomps/tortillons • rollers • airbrush • palette knife • found objects

Materials Used as Surfaces 

Variety of paper • glass • plastic • wood • drafting table, Tracing sheets, Watercolor sheets, dark colored sheets

Grading for the Semester

Evaluation and assignment of grades will be based upon the quality of work produced relative to the objectives of the course. Specific criteria will be stated in writing and distributed by the course instructor normally by the end of the first week of instruction

Individual practices and exercise: Classroom Activities 24% (2% per week of classwork)

Topics for individual assignment are

Lines and shapes

Form and texture

Positive and negative shapes

Organising shapes

Tone and Texture

color and value

Tonal range

Creating values

Space and depth cues

proportion and scale

Addition and Subtractive forms

light and shadows

Still life drawing basics

Memory drawing

Communicative/ conceptual drawing

Use of different Colors mediums and Choosing Color Mediums

Dried and wet materials on a variety of papers

Signature style drawing

1, 2 and 3 point perspectives

Orthographic projections

Isometric & Axonometric

Speed drawing

The composition of the sheet on one theme topic

Group activities and learnings:8% (4% + 4% , two main presentations in groups)


Presentations in class

Portfolio:60% (5% per week of work)

Display of Individual works

Understanding and learning from others’ works

Self-criticism and criticism exercise

Final Exam:8%

Orthographic projections

Expressing concepts through drawing


Speculative drawing

analyze all the possibilities with various medium using textures and materials. (colors, packs)Understand and pick apt medium as per available a time and output needed.

Techniques of coloring and choosing color

Importance of implementing and practicing the techniques learned

Reviews the principles and characteristics of the chosen techniques by the teacher (markers, gouaches, and charcoals,etc.)