Geometric Objects Drawing
FSI-YKGAcad. year: 2017/2018
This course is concerned with drawing the still-life composed of basic geometrical objects with a uniform surface in a perspective view. Geometric objects form the backbone of most displayed units and their proper reflection is necessary to master correct proportions and perspective rules in drawing. The course is a preparation for industrial design workshops.
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Improving technique of drawing by practising drawing of objects with shapes similar to basic geometric bodies. Knowledge of principles of perspective projection, capturing the correct proportions and simple shading.
Elementary knowledge of the perspective drawing / frontal and corner perspective, bird’s eye view, bottom view/ is assumed as well as the experience with the drawing of basic geometry elements and perspective view using a model.
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
BALLESTAR, Vicente B. a Jordi VIGUÉ. Skici: kompletní průvodce skicováním. Čestlice: Rebo, 2005. ISBN 80-7234-431-5.
DE REYNA, Rudy. Základy kresby a malby: jak kreslit a malovat co vidím okolo. Praha: Svojtka & Co., 2004. ISBN 80-7352-097-4.
DE REYNA, Rudy. How to draw what you see. New York: Watson - Guptill, 1996. ISBN 0-8230-2375-3.
MORSCHECK, Karl-Heinz. Perspektiva. Ostrava: Anagram, 2005. ISBN 8073420619.
PARRAMÓN, José María. Perspektiva pro výtvarníky: správné užití perspektivy v kresbě a malbě. České vyd. 2. Praha: Jan Vašut, 1998. ISBN 8072360418.
PILE, John. Perspective for interior designers. New York: Whitney Library of Design, 1989. ISBN 9780823040087.
SMITH, Ray. The artist's handbook. 3rd ed. London: Dorling Kindersley, 2009. ISBN 1405348771.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Creative work in ateliers.
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Graded course-unit credit requirements: Attendance at exercises, meeting assigned projects deadlines.
Resulting evaluation consists of evaluations on tasks (drawings). In total it will be possible to aquire 100 points. Resulting classification will be defined by the ECTS scale.
If some of the projects are awarded less than half of the maximum pts., final evaluation of the course is F "failed".
According to the article No. 13 of Study and Examination Rules of Brno University of Technology ECTS evaluation degree scale is used. . If some of the projects are awarded less than 50 pts., final evaluation of the course is "failed". The course is evaluated with the following grades: ECTS EVALUATION DEGREES / PTS. RATING / NUMERIC RATING: A / 100 - 90 / 1 / Excellent; B /89 - 80 / 1,5 / Very good; C / 79 - 70 / 2 / Good; D / 69 - 60 / Satisfactory; E / 59 - 50 / Sufficient; F / 49 - 0 / 4 / Failed.
Language of instruction
The aim is to enhance students’ knowledge of drawing. Practical exercises emphasize building-up the mass in the surface and proportion of objects. The subject leads to practicing correct perspective principles of simple elements of different shapes and their positions including shading.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
Compulsory attendance at seminars. Education runs according to the week schedule. The way of compensation of missed seminars is specified by the tutor.
Type of course unit
labs and studios
26 hours, compulsory
Teacher / Lecturer
1. Fundamentals of perspective, drawing location in format, the size, proportions,
2. Contour drawing, basic geometry objects by the model 1, rules for their building;
3. Contour drawing, complicated geometry objects, linear drawing, by the model;
4. Contour drawing, combination of different kinds of geometry objects, accent perspective view, by the model;
5. The light and shadows /own and composed/, linear drawing, by the model 4;
6. Drawing with shadows, by the model;
7. Drawing of the still-life composed of basic geometry objects with uniform surface by
8. Drawing of the still-life composed of complicated geometry objects with uniform surface by the model;
9. Drawing of the still-life composed of basic geometry objects with different surface by the model;
10. Drawing of the still-life composed of complicated geometry objects with different surface by the model;
11. Geometry objects, practicing drawing in a double- scale
12. Geometry objects, practicing drawing in a half-scale
13. Drawing of the still-life composed of geometry objects by the model 12, evaluation of the semester /positives and negatives of individual solutions/.