Technical Drawings are Incredibly Difficult

As it turns out, technical drawings are incredibly difficult to get right on the first try. After nearly four hours of intense work I finally was able to take a break and give my neck a rest. I definitely underestimated how much trouble I would have with these technical drawings, and I eventually caved and bought an A3 drawing board off of amazon. Luckily I was able to find a drawing board that cost less than £20 but whether or not it gets delivered by next week is another story.

As an adult, I’ve noticed my body responds a lot quicker to poor alignment than it used to when I was a kid. I bet I could have spent twelve hours hunched over a table when I was a kid and wouldn’t have had any issues. Nowadays I can hardly go four hours without rubbing the back of my neck to relieve the tension.

Tomorrow I’m going to see if I can trace the floor plan I drew today with little to no mistakes, although I’m sure I’ll have to do it a couple of times before I get it absolutely right. It’s so tricky when you’re working with exact measurements, too! Although I guess the old adage is true: practice makes perfect, and the more I practice my technical drawing skills the more they will improve. I suppose this is just one of those moments where I’m being impatient because I want everything to be immaculate straight away. It’s kind of frustrating to not be instantly good at something, but once I am good at it I’ll feel way more satisfied.

Nonetheless, I’m frustrated and a little bit stressed about the prospect of completing and submitting not one, but two technical assignments by next Friday. I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to scan them either because the A3 paper is too big to fit, but I might be able to work around it. If not, I’ll have to send my assignments in the post, which is just a little bit annoying. Anyway, I’m going to put it out of my mind until tomorrow.

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