Q:I need your advice. I'm a freshman in college and currently taking architecture. I'm close to failing my major subject which is mechanical drawing, and I have no talent in drawing at all. that's why I'm failing my monochromatic class too. Do you think I should continue or just stop
Really Angie?? You are thinking of quitting just for the stupid monochromatic class. Come on … buckle up and do some fucked up art, or steal something form the internet :). It’s a 2h a week work, max, nothing more.
The mechanical drawing class … well that’s a little bit more serious. You have to get serious and learn how to draw. Architecture is not about - if you can draw a pretty picture, lets leave that to the painters. In architecture drawing is a technique. And every technique can be learned. Good drafting doesn’t make a good architect. It just makes a good drafter. Good architect is the one that can “see” a great idea in his mind. Putting the idea on paper is the technique that needs to be learned. The greatest architectural drawings I’ve seen are nothing more than a few continuous lines that capture the facts of the idea.
Mechanical/technical drawing or drafting, is what you will do all your life and in our profession is called “architectural drawing” and this is a must! It will be your tool of expressing your ideas.
So, you need to get serious for a moment and start working hard, get some help if you need, just don’t quit because of this. If you truly love architecture.
I’ve failed “History of Architecture - Old century”, TWICE and that never stopped me. Even though, I’ve passed all my architecture, design, engineering … and any kind of subject you can think of, the department still fails me on this subject, but, the hell with them, who are they to step on my dreams :))