Rough Perspectative - struggling to get horizontal and perpendicular axis right

5:35 PM, Wednesday March 8th 2023

So I get the 1 point idea/theory that one set of lines should be horizontal and one vertical with the last ones converging on the vanishing point. I can (sort of just about) produce the first rectangle not looking too horrific - and I can make a workman like attempt at placing the first dot and then line towards the vanishing point.

My problem is the other 3 points which when I focus on trying to plot towards the vanishing point are horribly not parallel on the other 2 axis, and if I try to correct for 1 of the parallel axis then the other one and the vanishing point one are wrong.

My efforts are not coming close to the "what this should look like" from Uncomfortable - not only are the vanishing point lines not hitting the horizon on the vanishing point (which is as expected) but other lines are not parallel as they should be even though I know they should be. I am not "guessing" at random but trying to guesstimate the position of the points to use for ghosting using the known rules but it still looks really bad.

Is having the whole boxes skewed with just one original rectangle looking like it sort of should normal?

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11:07 PM, Thursday March 9th 2023

What you're describing is not abnormal, but it really comes down to two things:

  • Firstly, giving yourself lots of time to gauge those relationships (that is, the perpendicular relationships between those lines). Time doesn't fix everything, but it allows us to leverage the best of which we're capable now. It's not at all uncommon for students to limit themselves based on the feeling they're supposed to do things in a certain time frame. Drawabox has no deadlines, no set time frame, and asks only that you give yourself as much time as you need to do every action to the best of your ability, and to make sure you're coming up against your current limitations.

  • Secondly, practice. If the issues are so significant and have another underlying issue, that'll come up in your work when you get feedback on it. It's not something you can judge for yourself. It may simply be something that you'll get better at with practice, or maybe there's some underlying other problem that will become clear when the work is submitted, and someone takes a look at it. But until then, you can only focus on the first point - giving it as much time as you require.

6:23 PM, Friday March 10th 2023

Thank you. I hope this is just a practice thing and simply a big gap between what my brain knows it has to do and its ability to make it an actuality.

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