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OBLIQUE DRAWING
BASIC INFORMATION
For simple blocky objects, such as a cube, you start by drawing the front
as you would draw the front view/elevation of an orthogonal drawing
NOTE: This is similar to a PLANOMETRIC DRAWING click here where you start by
drawing the top/plan view of an orthogonal drawing
To give depth to your drawing you then draw the receding lines at an
angle - they must be parallel to each other. The angle can be any angle
(as long as it is the same) but is usually one of the above angles because
you can easily draw them with a set square
Remember that an OBLIQUE DRAWING is a PARALINE DRAWING


HOW FAR BACK DO YOU GO?
The length of the receding lines can be the actual depth of the object
(according to the scale being used) and this is called
CAVALIER OBLIQUE
see below
. However this gives a very distorted view of the object. It
appears that the cube
below goes back too far.
Remember that we are used to seeing things in PERSPECTIVE click here
Why is it called 'cavalier'?

To compensate for this distortion, CABINET OBLIQUE see below is generally
used. The length of the receding lines is half the actual depth.
CABINET OBLIQUE is used particularly in cabinet making so that the cupboards,
benches, etc. being drawn do not look out of proportion
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