Learn How To Massively Improve Your Design Sheets By Using These Simple Graphics Techniques
Ever wondered why some design sheets have an unfair advantage over others?
That’s an interesting question to ask.
It’s like when looking at ten different design sheets pinned up one next to the other, there are one or two that GET 90% of ATTENTION…
While all the other sheets just act like a background for the quality work…
And get completely IGNORED.
You spent hundreds of hours working on your design.
Would you like it to just fade into the background because you don’t know how to visually present it properly?
Let’s Take A Moment To See Things From The Viewer’s Perspective…
So if your examiner has gone through one hundred different design presentations and will likely go through one hundred more by the end of the day, then you can expect them to:
– be bored out of their mind ->> so you need to engage their attention
– give your sheet three seconds max to form a final opinion ->> so you need to make your work easy to read
-be looking for that top 10% of designs which are really top notch ->> so you need to be in that elite group by making your sheet look three dimensional
1. Make You Work Engaging By Applying The Three Distances Rule
Your examiners are probably walking around looking at dozens of pinned up sheets so you need to actively draw attention to YOUR work.
Your design sheet needs to literally make people stop, come closer and instantly focus their attention to analyzing your design.
The way you do this is by addressing the three distances your viewer is expected to see your work from.
These three distances are:
6 meters ->> here contrasting tones and shapes are important.
3 meters ->> shapes are apparent
1,5 meters ->> detailing is apparent
2. Make You Work Easy To Read By Using Contrasting Tones
Wether you’re drawing up plans, sections or interior visuals for your design, consider this – you work needs to look CLEAR and EASY to read.
The main reasons behind this is that a clear visual presentation states that the author is a CONFIDENT and TRUSTWORTHY designer.
You can get this by using contrasting tones instead of adjacent shades of gray that could seem confusing to the viewer.
Tones of black next to white work very well for generating contrast.
So does one colored element on a full black and white sheet. Note: for this technique use a warm color such as yellow, beige or ochre.
3. Make Your Sheet Stand Out By Making It Look Three Dimensional
This is definitely the ultimate graphic technique to use on your design sheet.
Overlap elements on your sheet (plans, sections, visuals) to make your sheet look three dimensional.
Moreover, consider arranging them into a visual composition by following the other principles of architectural drawing such as the ‘thirds rule’, or the ‘foreground rule’.
If you apply this rule, you work will get a massive competitive edge just because most architects don’t even have a clue about these 3 rules of visual composition.
And even if they knew about them, they wouldn’t have the confidence to use them.
If in doubt about these three principles, remember this last simple rule…
“Risky = Safe, Safe = Risky”
Right, so I’ve given you some great ideas here to get started.
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