I find that I learn more about a subject when I take time to draw it. Drawing these three multiview house structures, helped me understand how different roof shapes fit onto the building. In a multiview drawings, the top shape, the front shape and side shape are arranged so each view has points and dimensions that can be transferred from one view to the next. These drawing provide an understand of how each part works together in a three dimensional structure.
The first drawing I started with has a simple hip roof. Notice how the sloped areas come together in the center. The next is more complicated with a side gable roof and a smaller addition that has a hip roof. There are also two roof dormers and a small covered front door.
This was a great way for me to better understand about different roof styles and how they fit together. Want to see how a multiview drawing is done? Check out my video on Demonstration of Multiview Drawing