One of our first assignments was to abstract the given photograph and depict depth, light and textural properties of the image only by drawing parallel lines (horizontal, vertical or angular). We were supposed to pay attention to weight, quality, and sequence of the lines. I am really glad that we had the opportunity to do this assignment because in this way I had the chance to practice good line quality and how to apply the perfect pressure for the best results.
I also became familiar with the concept of abstraction (which up to this point, I thought that it consisted of things that aren’t meaningful:) ) by trying to abstract a real life architectural photograph.
Also, this was my first experience with drawing on an architectural drawing table so it was very interesting to find out how architects can create such perfect drawings with the perfect system containing always designed parallel lines.