As a second year student, i seem to have hit a bit of barrier. I understand that technical drawing is in essence, one method of describing various characteristics inherit in a building, my tutor then told me that to display other elements or characteristics in a design, then you must use or create a new "language". What I have trouble with is creating or understanding these languages, I mean we've all seen really beautiful drawings that (to me anyway) are hugely unreadable, but very aesthetic. What sort of choices influence these drawings? Are there any examples of architects who are well known for this?
Also, can anyone suggest any student orientated architecture sites, with information and discussions?