Earlier than the appearance of laptop graphics, assembly strains intentionally at a nook had lengthy been a maxim within the guide drafting of architectural and engineering paperwork. This will seem like a minor element, however in freehand drawing—from direct statement—how strains meet, or not meet, can convey a lot concerning the nature of the types we’re capturing.
Take, for instance, the drawings above, the place assembly strains at corners can convey a crispness of planes and edges of volumes.
However, not assembly strains can convey the softness of curves and curvilinear types, as within the sculpted nature of a marble bust or the contours of a panorama.
At instances, the deliberate gaps between strains can merely recommend a type or create context with out calling an excessive amount of consideration and detracting from the main focus of a drawing.