Sorry to hear about the job loss. I'm in the same boat along with many others out there. So, you are far from being alone. The problem is that the work is gone everywhere in the Arch/Eng/Construction business, and doesn't seem to be recovering.
The sad part about my comment in progress is this - I don't really have an answer for you, only weak brainstorming ideas. However, you may have the strength to run with them. Who knows?
1. Get a crappy job outside your field, maybe a department
store, and use the down time to getting your degree in
Architecture for when or if the economy recovers. This
idea certainly will not pay off right now, but Arch. is
one of the disciplines where drafting gets done at all
levels of the company. It will allow you to get a
possible higher paycheck and still draw.
2. Do some networking. Draw house plans on the side. It is
very unlikely that you would be able to support yourself
doing so. However, it will give you an opportunity to
continue to do what you love.
3. Identify what part of Architectural drafting that you
love. Do you love the process of drafting(drawing lines,
circles, etc.)? Maybe art is a better path. Do you
love the building that you helped conceive through your
drawing or model? You could take job being a tour guide
for historic buildings, or even a job in construction.
Or if your a nuts and bolts guy and like math, you could
become a project estimator (probably requires additional
4. Last but not least - there may be something that you may
be equally passionate about, and that you have forgotten
about. Only you know what that is.
Best of luck to you, and all of us.