How to Draw: Elevations are ‘technical’ drawings which are made from facing one side of the building. You draw them imagining everything you see from in-front is flat. Dark lines are things that are closer. Thin and Light lines are what you can see further away. THICKEST line is the ground line. How to Use: Elevations show what the building looks like from outside. They help explain the project in its context. The elevation you approach to enter or exit a building is usually the most important. Normally you have up to 4 elevations: ALWAYS: draw at-least one elevation. (Usually front) If an elevation is going to be boring; do not draw it.