Selidor wrote:I'm currently working in architecture without a formal qualification in the subject, so I guess I can offer a little insight (although I have no intention of pursuing a long-term career in the industry).
Actually, very few of the staff where I work are chartered RIBA architects (that's the UK professional organisation) with degrees in architecture. Most of them have other formal qualifications in construction, though. There's only one member of staff who doesn't even have a degree at all and is mostly self-taught, but to be honest I have no idea how he managed to get to that point (he's one of those people who seem to know everything). Depending on the economic climate in your country (and construction is usually one of the first industries to suffer in a poor economy) it may be difficult to get a foothold in the industry without the appropriate degree.
I work in the most junior position, doing everything from admin work to attending meetings to making alterations to drawings and even small bits of design work. I've picked up a lot of stuff about design, and some about the construction and planning side of things, though while I know more than enough to help me with background work in comics and illustrations, I'm far from being considered an architect. I could in theory work my way slowly up and supplement what I learn from work with more in-depth knowledge and eventually be in the same position as my colleagues.
I'd recommend trying out some architectural software, since the vast majority of drawing work is done digitally now. AutoCAD is the industry standard, and there's also ArchiCAD and probably some others as well. My workplace uses ArchiCAD, and I taught myself how to use it with online tutorials and trial-and-error in order to get my job (it's specialist stuff so it has a lot of annoying quirks, but being able to see it modelled in 3D as you're drawing 2D plans is really helpful for understanding how things work).
JoKeRcologne wrote:@ Kairin Touzen
Oh ...sorry I thought you want to use this tutorials for a comic project.
Ok my fault ...never mind.
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