Drawing 1

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Faculty of Architecture, Regular English Program
Obligatory subject, practice
5 credits

 
Detailed schedule for students enrolled in the course:
MOODLE course site

course director
Gábor Üveges PhD, senior lecturer

groups
EN1 Gábor Tari PhD
EN2 Balázs Balogh DLA

course objective
The primary aim of the course is to teach students to visual thinking and advanced level drawing by introducing them to the different perspective systems, linear drawing, monochrome and coloured techniques, and methods of visual measurement. In the meantime, it tries to equip students with a sensitivity to the fundamental visual values, proportional, rhythmical, compositional, structural and textural qualities which to an uneducated observer or beginners in drawing may not even reveal themselves.
Drawing is both mental and physical activity. It requires the synergy between the hands, eyes and mind and thus through the exercises it becomes a tool of perception which develops both our thinking and vision. Our goal as a solid school of drawing is to provide students with those fundamental practical and conceptual assets on which they can confidently build on during their future creative efforts. To develop those graphical and visual competences which they can use for their benefit in their design endeavours.

Brief schedule summary 2020-2021 fall semester groups EN 1 & 2 (see the bottom of the page for the details)
PART I.

LINE - STRUCTURE - PERSPECTIVE
Basics of observational drawing

1st class: Sept. 14, Monday - 4.15pm-8.00pm Group EN1 – Introduction /Balázs Balogh,DLA: Administrative instructions, Szabolcs Portschy: Perspective systems – digital presentation/
                In-person attendance class is cancelled. The written excerpt of the originally scheduled presentation on Perspective will be available on Moodle.
                Sept. 14, Monday 4.15pm-8.00pm Group EN2 – Introduction /Balázs Balogh,DLA: Administrative instructions, Szabolcs Portschy: Perspective systems – digital presentation/
                In-person attendance class is cancelled. The written excerpt of the originally scheduled presentation on Perspective will be available on Moodle.

2nd class: Sept. 21, Monday - 8.15am-2.00pm Group EN1 –  Linear Drawing 2. / Composition within four wireframe cube size space / To be submitted: 1pc A/3 linear pencil drawing/  
                 Sept. 21, Monday - 2.15pm-8.00pm Group EN2 – Linear Drawing 2. / Composition within four wireframe cube size space / To be submitted: 1pc A/3 linear pencil drawing/

PART II.
SHADOWS - SPACE - TEXTURE
Shaded pencil drawing techniques

3rd class: Sept. 22, Tuesday - 8.15am-2.00pm Group EN2 – Shaded Drawing 1. & 2. / To be submitted: 2pc A/3 shaded pencil drawing/
                Sept. 22, Tuesday - 2.15pm-8.00pm Group EN1 – Shaded Drawing 1. & 2. / To be submitted: 2pc A/3 shaded pencil drawing/

PART III.
COLOURS - SPACE - TEXTURE
Coloured pencil drawing techniques

4th class: Sept. 23, Wednesday - 8.15am-2.00pm Group EN1  -  Coloured Drawing 1. & 2. / To be submitted: 2pc A/4 pencil sketch, 2pc A/3 coloured drawing/            
                Sept. 23, Wednesday - 2.15pm-8.00pm Group EN2  -  Coloured Drawing 1. & 2. / To be submitted: 2pc A/4 pencil sketch, 2pc A/3 coloured drawing/           

5th class: Sept. 24, Thursday - 8.15am-2.00pm Group EN2 - Coloured Drawing 3. / To be submitted: 1pc A/4 pencil sketch, 1pc A/3 coloured drawing/
                Sept. 24, Thursday - 2.15pm-8.00pm Group EN1 - Coloured Drawing 3. / To be submitted: 1pc A/4 pencil sketch, 1pc A/3 coloured drawing/

6th class: Sept. 25, Friday - 8.15am-2.00pm Group EN1  -  Completion of unfinished drawings / To be submitted: all drawings of the semester/
                Sept. 25, Friday - 2.15pm-8.00pm Group EN2  -  Completion of unfinished drawings / To be submitted: all drawings of the semester/

projects submission deadlines
2020.09.25.  (Friday until 12 pm)
2020.12.18.) (Friday until 12 pm) late submission (late fee applies)

requirements
Due to the medical preventive measures, classes of the course in the 2020/21 fall semester will be restructured as block schedule, in the beginning of the semester. This way we can ensure the possibility of personal attendance required by observational drawing, by its nature, and we can provide direct assistance and communication for the entire curriculum, which are absolutely necessary for laying the foundation of freshmen students’ drawing skills. In this structure the first class will be held on the second week of the semester, while the rest of the classes will be held during the entire third week, when students will have drawing classes only. In light of this special arrangement, personal attendance – with respect to all safety and health policies – is very strongly recommended for all students.
Final marks are determined by the board of teachers based on the overall quality of the semester works. Exercises are designed so that they can be completed during attended class-time.
Students missing the above classes can only finish the course online, within the ‘Moodle’ system. Accordingly, all teaching material and project descriptions and assignments will be uploaded to the platform. Online completion of the course requires individual work, however, weekly offline consultations and assistance will be offered. Works finished at home shall be uploaded in digital form according to schedule and until the designated deadlines. Please note that this arrangement has been introduced for your benefit, with the specific intention to avoid distant education. Therefore, as long as personal attendance is not formally suspended, students are expected to participate at the classes.

project details
PART I.
LINE - STRUCTURE - PERSPECTIVE
Basics of observational drawing

The main aim of the linear drawing exercises in the first part is to lay the groundworks for observational drawing: the perspective system, manual linear drafting techniques and visual measurement methods. They also serve as a tool to develop the proportional and compositional senses and manual intelligence and to prepare students for the more complex shading and coloured drawings. Overall, the goal is to create the basic asset (correctness of the proportions and perspective, structural comprehension, and the most fundamental drawing skills) on which students can build on in their subsequent studies. A thematic presentation on the essential problematics of "Perspective drawing" will discuss the theoretical, historical background to corroborate the practice of observational drawing.

1st class: Introduction /Balázs Balogh,DLA: Administrative instructions, Szabolcs Portschy: Perspective systems – digital presentation
In-person attendance class is cancelled. The written excerpt of the originally scheduled presentation on Perspective will be available on Moodle.      

2nd class: Linear Drawing 2. / Composition within four wireframe cube size space
/ To be submitted: 1pc A/3 linear pencil drawing/
Students this time draw a more complex geometrical composition inside  a four cube sized frame, and draw a horizontal and a vertical ellipse within the closest framing forms. They aim at a tight composition, Correct proportions and perspective, and steady, energetic and confident drafting technique.
Finished drawings shall be photographed in good quality, and uploaded to Moodle in digital jpg format at the end of the course.
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PART II.
SHADOWS - SPACE - TEXTURE
Shaded pencil drawing techniques


The second part is centered around shaded pencil drawing techniques. Shaded drawings help develop our visual comprehension and sensitivity to light effects, and improve our drafting techniques. Students draw geometric compositions which on one hand enable the display of a wide range of tonal values and thus help polishing their drawing skills. On the other hand, tonal drawing requires and coerces such refined observation, the simultaneous use of raster and porous techniques develop such visual sensitivity and reveal such textural values, which completely changes the way they perceive their surroundings, and develops their concentration as well. Compared to a simple photo, or casual examination, observational drawing leads to a much deeper understanding of our surroundings. In addition, something that we have drawn and understood in the process leaves much longer lasting memory imprints.

3rd class: Shaded Drawing 1. & 2. / To be submitted: 2pc A/3 shaded pencil drawing/
Students update and complete the first two linear drawings with shadows during the class, starting with the composition within the two cube-size space, by observing the rebuilt, illuminated model, then continue with the second drawing, the composition of four cube-size space. They pay attention to the rhythmic alternation of dark and bright areas, the relationship between core and cast shadows, and the sensitive application of raster and porous hatching. Finished drawings shall be photographed in good quality, and uploaded to Moodle in digital jpg format at the end of the course.
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PART III.
COLOURS - SPACE - TEXTURE
Coloured pencil drawing techniques


The third part is an introduction to coloured drawings, students prepare monochrome and polychrome, cold and warm toned coloured drawings. The installations for these drawings however step beyond mere geometric compositions, just as the drawings reach beyond simple descriptive images and provide an introduction to abstract and architectonic thinking, to the direction of building-like structures and spaces. As students figure out the perspective anatomy of the structure, the core and cast shadows of the geometric masses, the proportions and expansions, trying to invoke the illusion of spatiality on the planar surface, they suddenly realize that the image they have created is itself abstract architecture. From a theoretical point-of-view, the coloured drawing exercises will be supported by a presentation titled ‘Introduction to Colour Dynamics'. In this lecture students can draw inspiration from putting architecture and fine art works in contrast, and learn about the most relevant colour dynamics theories.

4th class: Coloured Drawing 1. & 2. / Cold-toned monochrome coloured drawing / Warm-toned monochrome coloured drawing / To be submitted: 2pc A/4 pencil sketch, 2pc A/3 coloured drawing/
Students prepare two coloured drawings of abstract architectonic structures. The fist drawing shall be shaded with a cold colour harmony, the second one with warm tones. They shall attend to the harmonious mixing of colours and a sensitive use of black and white.
Finished drawings shall be photographed in good quality, and uploaded to Moodle in digital jpg format at the end of the course.
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(in the first half of the class)

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(in the second half of the class)

5th class: Coloured Drawing 3. / To be submitted: 1pc A/4 pencil sketch, 1pc A/3 coloured drawing/
Students prepare the drawing of an abstract architectonic structure with polychrome, complementary harmonies, on coloured paper. They shall be aware of the proportions and the perspective integrity, a good composition, a balanced use of warm and cold colours, and their intentional blending.
Finished drawings shall be photographed in good quality, and uploaded to Moodle in digital jpg format at the end of the course.
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r1 tomb 6ora K

6th class: Improvement and finalisation of the semester's drawings / To be submitted: all works of the semester/



literature
Nemcsics Antal: Coloroid színatlasz. Innofinance, Budapest, 1985.
Fajó János: Síkfestészet. Osiris Kiadó-Magyar Iparművészeti Egyetem, 1999.

recommended sites
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Gábor Üveges PhD, senior lecturer
2020

 

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