Graphics is a method of communication that we use to portray our ideas to our audience, and the better we can communicate the more information that they can retain. The easier we make our information read the larger the audience we can ultimately attract, this is important to learn in the process of becoming a landscape architect because we will never know the type of client that we will come across. For example, in our planting design final there were a few students that presented to the dean of the Business college, maintenance and the manager of landscaping; so the fact that the audience had a variety of background some of which had nothing to do with plants. So the graphics of the sections and perspectives really helped communicate what the plan view was trying to convey.
As we continue our path in education we get better and broaden our skills of how to articulate information. Certain things such as learning different programs and collaborating with the graphic artists all attribute to bettering our skills of graphics. Coming from an art background, I have always been interested in experimenting with different techniques such as charcoal, pastel clay and now computer graphics is something that I can now say I am familiar with.