Measuring using eyeballs or digital apps

5:59 PM, Tuesday March 28th 2023

So I have started the lesson 6 of everyday objects, gone though some notes, demo and all and have some doubts

1) can I use a app in this course like taking the screenshot of the reference and using Ibis paint to find the proportions of the elements present or have to naturally get a sense of the placement and proportion of the elements??

2) if we have to rely on our eyes, Then how am I going to find those proportions ( There is no way I would start drawing lines on my refrigerator to find them) . Nor can I find them if I just draw a plane on the page , drew cross sections and when things went wrong, I have to feel like 'oh this handle should be in upper section not in the middle?

3) How the hell am I suppose to round off like in the Orthographic plans example of bottle cap how did we found out that the cap was less than(1/3) but more (1/4) then just came conclusion that we have to divide the second fifth of the plane????

4) How am I suppose to divide the plan . Should I divide in 3rds 4ths or 5fts.

5) Should I draw only the Orthographic plans of the reference or have to draw a 3d version in the box??

6) Can I have all these answer if I just plane the reference next to my drawing page and from their see how are the proportions are laid (don't tell me it's the way!!)

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12:13 AM, Saturday June 3rd 2023

For each question I'll answer in terms of lesson 7 instead of 6.

1) For vehicle references you can take a screenshot of a side / front view and draw over it in any digital drawing software for your orthographic plan. Here is an example of how you would do that https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NeE_AiE7szr_vJEicrHbQBe43dcu96kr (focus on ref study 1 and 2). You can also just eyeball how many wheels wide / tall it is to train your observation skills.

2) You decide proportions through your own observation and judgment and by drawing orthographic plans of vehicles based on their wheel lengths. Once you've drawn the plane of the orthographic using the wheel lengths you can just use subdivision + your observation + judgment to place everything.

3) Through observing the object and making your own decisions about how much space it should take up. Uncomfortable came to the conclusion that it was less than 1/3 but more than 1/4 through just looking at it. You could also have a different judgment about how much space it should take up and that would be equally valid because it's based on your observation.

4) This is again based on your own judgment and how precise you want to be.

5) Orthographic plans are only drawn in 2d. The final vehicle should be drawn in 3d and based on the orthographic plans.

6) No, that is just observational drawing (drawing what you see) drawabox uses a construction method which involves observing a subject, understanding how it sits in 3d space, and drawing your understanding of the object in 3d space.

1:28 PM, Saturday June 3rd 2023

Thank you soo much, That really helped

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