Welcome to our blog. This is the new segment for students who aspire to become Architects. If you want to know more about NATA, we have written a dedicated blog for it, so please check out the link. Preparing for architecture is all about practice. If you don’t do that no matter how great your teacher is you won’t score good. Practice as a student is your part and teaching part, is the one that we are taking care of here. While designing this course it is taken into consideration that even if the student doesn’t have any knowledge about sketching, 2D or 3D composition we will make sure by the end of the program you will have better skill for you to qualify for NATA exam.

This will be a year’s in which we’ll be having 52-week program where along the blogs you can get ready for NATA, every aspect of the subject will be covered in detail. This course is completely free, if you want to support us and want us to keep writing such blogs you can give donations for which the link is at the end of the blog. You can send the link of the blog to someone you know who’s preparing for architecture and help them score more marks.

Also, if you’re an Architect and have a passion for teaching, we have an OPPORTUNITY for you. Email us at  for more details and our team will get back to you.

So, without wasting any more time let’s get straight into it.

How you draw your line shows your skills and how long you have been doing it. The lines which you are making, if they are not confident enough you will not gain marks in your exam. First thing which I recommend to students is to get into a habit of this exercise which I’ll be giving you. Without going further, I want to tell you that this is a daily exercise and you need to do this for a year to get appropriate results.

These are set of lines you’ll try to make free hand. Horizontal, vertical, diagonal lines (opposite direction), zigzag lines, curved lines and swirl.


OK!!! Is it that basic and DONE???  YEAH!!!

HERE’s a HACK on how to do this exercise. You will have a question – how do I do this exercise??? For this you will require a newspaper and a pencil. You have to take a newspaper and start drawing the above-mentioned lines between the lines written in the newspaper. Refer the image below. The catch in this exercise is you can’t tilt the paper and elbow shouldn’t rest anywhere on table allowing you to do free hand movement. Why newspaper??? Space between the sentences will guide to make horizontal or vertical or other line-work exercises.

Start with horizontal lines as these are the simplest to start with. Don’t worry if you’re not able to do this in one go as this will take time, and hence a daily exercise. When sketching you need to adopt some techniques which will be helpful for you to improve your work.

Be patient. Breathe. Relax and enjoy yourself. Learning to draw takes time.

Erase. Feel free to make mistakes. All artists do.

Stay open to experimentation, which expands your vision and drawing vocabulary.

Toss out preconceived notions. Enter this experience freshly.

Now getting to the tool you will be using. PENCILS. You need to know your weapon for its optimum utilization. Most pencil manufacturers outside of the U.S. use this scale, using the letter ‘H’ to indicate a hard pencil. Likewise. A pencil maker might use the letter ‘B’ to designate the blackness of the pencil’s mark, indicating a softer lead. The H pencil are hard and light in use and similarly B pencils are soft and dark in use. To start with I’ll recommend you to use each pencil and get a personal experience how does it feel to use hard and soft pencils.

While starting you can use these pencils for your use. H, 2H, 4H, 6H, HB, 2B, 4B & 6B are recommended. Each pencil for one task. Some of the essentials you’ll require is a set of pencil, eraser, sharpener, sketchbook, pencil colors. Gift your kid the starter pack for road to Architecture. 

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