The Mechanical Drawing Exercises ClipArt gallery provides 30 examples of practice exercises for persons studying mechanical drawing.

"Through the center of the space draw a horizontal and a vertical line, measuring on these lines as diameters lay off a three-inch square. Along the lower side and the upper half of the left side measure 3/8' spaces with the scale. Draw all horizontal lines with the T-square and all vertical lines with the T-square and triangle." —French, 1911

Drawing Exercise for T-square, Triangle, and Scale

"Through the center of the space draw a horizontal and a vertical line, measuring on these lines as…

Dotted lines can indicate a relationship among figures, such as one inside another.

Drawing Lines 1

Dotted lines can indicate a relationship among figures, such as one inside another.

Shading of the right and lower sides gives dimension to drawings.

Drawing Lines 2

Shading of the right and lower sides gives dimension to drawings.

Top and side views of a hexagonal pyramid shaded with dimension lines.

Drawing Lines 3

Top and side views of a hexagonal pyramid shaded with dimension lines.

Arc pattern exercise

Arc Exercise

Arc pattern exercise

Box pattern exercise

Box Exercise

Box pattern exercise

A mechanical drawing exercise of a circle with curved wavy lines. The image is drawn by dividing horizontal lines into half inches, and draw smaller half circles within the large circle.

Mechanical Drawing Exercise Circle with Wavy Curved Lines Inside

A mechanical drawing exercise of a circle with curved wavy lines. The image is drawn by dividing horizontal…

Circle pattern exercise: Draw diagonals A C and D B, and with the T-square draw the line E H. Now mark off on E H distances of 1.4 inch, and with H as a center describe, by means of the compasses, circles having radii respectively 2 inches, 1.5 inches, 1 inch, 0.75 inch, 0.5 inch, and .25 inch. Similarly with H as a center and a radius of 1.75 inch and 1.25 inches respectively raw the arcs F G and I J and K L and M N, being careful to end the arcs in the diagonals.

Circle Exercise

Circle pattern exercise: Draw diagonals A C and D B, and with the T-square draw the line E H. Now mark…

A mechanical drawing exercise of drawing a curved line with circle in the middle. The image is drawn by drawing a small circle in the middle. The curved lines around the circle is drawn by using the ticked line as the radius.

Curved Line with Circle Mechanical Drawing Exercise

A mechanical drawing exercise of drawing a curved line with circle in the middle. The image is drawn…

Diamond pattern exercise: Divide A D and A B into 4 equal parts, then draw horizontal lines through E, F, and G and vertical lines through L, M, and N. Draw lines from A and B to the intersection O of lines E and M, and from A and D to the intersection P of lines F and L. Similarly, draw D J, J C, C I, and I B. Also connect the points O, P, J, and I, thus forming a square. The four diamond-shaped areas are formed by drawing lines from the middle points of A D, A B, B C, and D C to the middle points of lines A P, A O, O B, I B, etc.

Diamond Exercise

Diamond pattern exercise: Divide A D and A B into 4 equal parts, then draw horizontal lines through…

A drawing exercise for drawing eight concentric circles by dividing the paper in quarters as shown. When doing the exercise, the center cannot be enlarged as the circle gets smaller. The exercise is done in ink with fine lines.

Drawing Exercise Eight Concentric Circles using Ink

A drawing exercise for drawing eight concentric circles by dividing the paper in quarters as shown.…

Mechanical drawing exercise of drawing dotted lined concentric circles. The circles are first drawn by dividing the paper into quarters, then draw the circles in pencil. Ink dotted lines on the penciled circles.

Dotted Lined Eight Concentric Circles using Ink and Pencil Drawing Exercise

Mechanical drawing exercise of drawing dotted lined concentric circles. The circles are first drawn…

An exercise for mechanical drawing to construct a series of horizontal lines. The solid lines are drawn without using a T square, while the dashed lines are produced using a T square.

Horizontal Solid and Dashed Line Drawing Exercise

An exercise for mechanical drawing to construct a series of horizontal lines. The solid lines are drawn…

An exercise problem drawing a series of horizontal lines using a straight edge or triangle without using a T square.

Horizontal Solid Line Drawing Exercise

An exercise problem drawing a series of horizontal lines using a straight edge or triangle without using…

An inscribed circle pattern exercise for mechanical drawing. The pattern is drawn by dividing the horizontal line into half inches. Using a compass, draw the large circle then the smaller circle tangent to the bigger circle using a bow instrument.

Drawing Exercise of Inscribed Circle Pattern Tangent to Left Side

An inscribed circle pattern exercise for mechanical drawing. The pattern is drawn by dividing the horizontal…

Mechanical drawing exercise for circle with two tangent points on both sides of the circle. The paper is first divided into quarters, then the large circle is drawn. Smaller circles are then drawn within the circle tangent to the horizontal line.

Inscribed Circle with Smaller Circles at Tangent Points Both Sides of the Large Circle Mechanical Drawing Exercise

Mechanical drawing exercise for circle with two tangent points on both sides of the circle. The paper…

A practice exercise for mechanical drawing to line shade the plate with elliptic holes. The plate is drawn by creating the ellipsoid shapes. Then carefully draw diagonal lines onto the background of the ellipses with pen.

Mechanical Drawing Exercise Line Shading Plates with Holes in Ink

A practice exercise for mechanical drawing to line shade the plate with elliptic holes. The plate is…

"This is a practice in the joining of shaded arcs, the smaller of which should be drawn with the bow—Pen, and the larger with the compasses. The section lining must be done only in ink." —Anthony, 1904

Mechanical Drawing Exercise Line Shading Plates with Joining Arcs in Ink

"This is a practice in the joining of shaded arcs, the smaller of which should be drawn with the bow—Pen,…

A mechanical drawing practice problem of shading the sides of the inscribed circles. The darker area shows where the light is not hitting the image making the 2D image look 3D. These shadings are done in pen.

Mechanical Drawing Exercise Shading Sides of Inscribed Circle with Ink

A mechanical drawing practice problem of shading the sides of the inscribed circles. The darker area…

Mechanical drawing exercise of shading squares and circle in ink. The squares are first drawn with the right angles, then rounded off with a compass. Using a pen, the sides of the shapes are darkened to show points where no light is hitting the image.

Mechanical Drawing Exercise Shading Sides of Inscribed Squares and Circle with Ink

Mechanical drawing exercise of shading squares and circle in ink. The squares are first drawn with the…

An exercise to shade small circles with bow pen for mechanical drawing. The paper is first divided into 4" square. At each corners, draw a 3&fras;8" diameter. The shading is done by reducing and increasing the pressure of the bow while drawing the circle.

Mechanical Drawing Exercise Shading Sides of Small Circles with Bow Pen

An exercise to shade small circles with bow pen for mechanical drawing. The paper is first divided into…

Square pattern exercise: Divide A D and A B into 4 equal parts and draw horizontal and vertical lines. Now divide these dimensions, A L, M N, etc., and E F, G B, etc., into 4 equal parts- each 1/4 inch- and draw light pencil lines with the T-square and triangle.

Square Exercise

Square pattern exercise: Divide A D and A B into 4 equal parts and draw horizontal and vertical lines.…

"With a 45 degree triangle draw lines AC and BD through the center and construct three squares. Set the bow—pencil to a radius of 3∕8' and describe a circular arc in the corner of each square just touching, but not intersecting, the sides of the square. Ink the circular arcs first." —Anthony, 1904

Mechanical Drawing Exercise Three Inscribed Squares with Rounded Corners using Triangle and Bow

"With a 45 degree triangle draw lines AC and BD through the center and construct three squares. Set…

Weave pattern exercise: Divide A D and A B into 8 equal parts, and through the points O, P, Q, H, I, J, etc., draw horizontal and vertical lines. Now draw lines connecting O and H, P and I, Q and J, etc. As these lines form an angle of 45 degrees with the horizontal, a 45-degree triangle may be used. Similarly from each one of the given points on A B and A D, draw lines at an angle of 45 degrees to B C and D C respectively.

Weave Exercise

Weave pattern exercise: Divide A D and A B into 8 equal parts, and through the points O, P, Q, H, I,…

A problem exercise to construct a star overlapping square using a triangle and T square. The image is drawn by dividing the paper with dashed lines using T square. Using the 45 degree triangle, draw diagonal lines to create the star and the star.

Constructing 4 Point Star Overlapping Box Pattern using T Square and Triangle

A problem exercise to construct a star overlapping square using a triangle and T square. The image is…

The construction of a star with square overlapping each other using a triangle and T square. This image is drawn by dividing the paper with dashed lines using T square. Using the 45 degree triangle, draw diagonal lines to create the star and the star.

Constructing Star and Box Overlap Pattern using T Square and Triangle

The construction of a star with square overlapping each other using a triangle and T square. This image…

A diagonal line pattern drawing exercise in for T square and triangle. The image is constructed by dividing the paper into squares with the T square, and the diagonal lines are drawn using a 45 degree triangle.

Drawing Exercise for Drawing Diagonal Line Pattern using T Square and Triangle

A diagonal line pattern drawing exercise in for T square and triangle. The image is constructed by dividing…

An exercise of creating a series of repeating and alternating vertical and horizontal lines in an equally divided squares. The exercise is done by judging the spaces of the squares.

Inscribed Alternating Horizontal and Vertical Lines Repeating Patterns

An exercise of creating a series of repeating and alternating vertical and horizontal lines in an equally…

A problem exercise using a t square and 45 degree triangle to divide the paper into half inch squares. Then, divide the squares with diagonal lines both sides of the paper.

Squares Diagonal Lines Repeating Patterns

A problem exercise using a t square and 45 degree triangle to divide the paper into half inch squares.…

An illustration of drawing an eight point star using a series of pentagons to create a star. The paper is divided into a squares to use as a guide for drawing pentagons.

Constructing Star Using Pentagons

An illustration of drawing an eight point star using a series of pentagons to create a star. The paper…