2D Archival Drawing in the Digital Age

Ernesto Alviso, Victor Garcia, Armony Panighello, Juan Rojas, Prairie View A & M University

Drawing remains our universal language. We are all artists. Each of us has a signature that is a form of our own artistic expression. We invented drawing and painting long before we began to write and create language. Recently sophisticated 3D software programs and laser scanning technology has emerged as the latest trend in reproducing and reconstructing architectural and archival preservation drawings. Nevertheless, these programs are limited when creating the final presentation drawing. Ultimately we have come full circle linking 2D drawing with emerging 3D technology in varied disciplines such as landscape architecture, city/community development, urban, regional planning, and historic preservation.