Regarding contours on forms

4:03 AM, Monday May 23rd 2022

I’m kinda confused to how we use contours here at drawabox.

Like after we place down a form, we use contours the describe its surface. However can we alter that contour to make different directions and surfaces on an already established shape?

As shown here https://i.imgur.com/CfKiLtt.png

2 users agree
2:05 PM, Friday May 27th 2022

Yes, that is exactly what Uncomfortable asks you to do. https://drawabox.com/lesson/2/contourlines

He doesn't spell this out exactly with the contour line section, but does with the draw through ellipses. The principle is the same however. I think the link you posted shows a clear understanding of how contour lines are used in Drawabox. They take a simple flat shape and trick the viewers mind into believing it is 3D without the use of shading. The more I use contour lines, the more I don't feel like I am drawing but rather sculpting in 2D.

8:06 PM, Saturday May 28th 2022

I seriously appreciate this because i still didnt know why or how contour lines were useful or more accurately how they are related to the thinking in 3d section

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