Technical Drawing and Sketching, Continued
Pencil strokes are made by combined movements of your wrist and fingers.
Sketch vertical and diagonal lines that slope to the left from top to bottom.
Horizontal and diagonal lines that slope to the right are drawn from left to
right. To help you become more proficient at sketching straight lines, place
a series of dots approximately 1 inch apart and connect the dots with a series
of short strokes. The better you become at sketching straight lines, the
farther apart you should place the dots until the dots disappear altogether.
Figure 4-5 shows how to sketch straight lines.
Figure 4-5.Sketching straight lines.
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