Graphic Design -> An Explanation of the Drawing Systems: Oblique
With this style, the front face of an object is emphasised. The drawing begins with the front view being placed at 90o and the receding parallel lines being drawn at an angle of 45o. There are two forms of oblique drawing: one that is suitable for measurement and the other that is more suited to display. Cavalier oblique is the style where all measurements are exact. This results in a high degree of visual distortion, even though the measurements are accurate. Cabinet oblique corrects the distortion by making the side measurement half of the actual dimension. Whilst this corrects the distortion, it alters the dimensions of the original plan.
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