Teaching Engineers to Draw

Film 1: Getting Started – Oblique Drawing

Learn how to use the Drawing Gym, then get drawing. You will first learn in simple stages how to take a flat shape and project it to form a pictorial view.

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This video introduces key concepts and explains why engineers use sketches.

The lesson demonstrates how to:

  • Sketch using correct line weights
  • Project flat drawings into 3D
  • Improve legibility of sketches
  • Improvise with sketch techniques


Print out the sheets in the Oblique chapter, read the introduction, and start drawing on the sheets.

Watch the parts of the film that are relevant as you draw. You can stop and replay the film at any time if there is something you do not understand.

When you have completed all the sheets you will be able to sketch simple forms and spaces in 3D.

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