Drafting the Mondrian’s Cube
EXERCISE #100 | The Mondrian’s Cube
BY BEA MARTIN
The intent of this exercise is to develop your ability to visualise and communicate form and space by relating two-dimensional orthographic drawings to three-dimensional paraline drawings such as axonometrics and obliques.
1 ASSEMBLAGE | MODEL : Build a 10″x10″x10″ / 25x25x25 cm contained structure by intersecting the three coloured planes; use blue, yellow, and red to distinguish the three planes.
2 DRAFTING | SIX VIEWS : Using leadholder with soft and hard leads, draw the six views of your model. Scale it in order to fit an A3 / 8.5 x 14.0in page size.
3 DRAFTING | ORTHOGRAPHIC VIEWS : Using leadholder with soft and hard leads, draw the three main orthographic views of your model. Then ink it with a black pen using at least two different pen nibs size. Scale it in order to fit an A3 / 8.5 x 14.0in page size.
4 DRAFTING | PARALINE DRAWINGS : Using leadholder with soft and hard leads, draw the 30°-30° isometric, a plan oblique, and an elevation oblique. Scale it in order to fit one drawing per an A3 / 8.5 x 14.0in page size.
5 PRESENTATION | COMPOSITE DRAWING : Using a black pen and the three colours (blue, red, yelllow), bring all these drawings together. Scale it in order to fit the composite drawing on an A2 / 17.0 x 22.0in page size.
NOTES ON DRAFTING : The layout lines should be lightly drawn with a 2H lead and the remaining lines with a softer F or HB lead (or similar). Use vellum for the final drawing and tracing for initial layout. When drafting, your focus should be on crisp, and clear lines. Label and date all drawings.
Do not forget to submit your work
Gallery: A few examples