Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction
10:23 PM, Wednesday October 20th 2021
After a pretty long break I am back to continue my drawabox journey.
Texture Analysis and the Dissection exercise were difficult at first because I have never done anything like it, which can be seen looking at my 3 trials of drawing a rope. The first 2 failed miserably till I really started concentrating on the reference longer and really started thinking about what detail to draw and what not. It is still difficult to determine what detail is worth drawing, which detail should be left out and what amount of detail is too much and what to little, after all you only have two values black and white to work with but I got the gist of it.
Form Intersection was the first exercise on drawabox that utterly destroyed me and I soon realized that this topic is seemingly a big weak point of mine. I did understand the concept behind it but having to figure out how the surfaces of two complex geometrical figures intersect with each other by just using my mind and not a reference, was insanely difficult for me. I can visualize the form of a cube, a sphere or a cylinder in my mind and rotate them freely without a problem, but as soon as I have to imagine a cone and a sphere at the same time and how both their surfaces intersect in a geometrically correct way with each other, it becomes incredibly difficult. I have to concentrate on the cone and the sphere at the same time and how they intersect on top as well. Its like trying to look right and left at once. I kind of got the gist of it as well in the end, but I pretty much sucked throughout all 4 pages. I will definitely have to work on this one regularly from now on.
Organic Intersections were definitely a lot easier than Form Intersections but I also made quite a few errors here as well.