Issues with creating a perfect cube using ellipses method (Lesson 7)
12:02 AM, Wednesday January 5th 2022
Lesson 7 relies a lot on proportions. Perfect cubes are needed to determine the correct proportions in perspective.
The course teaches a method of drawing perfect cubes using ellipse method. The method comes from Scott Robertson's "How to Draw" book (page 74). The method is explained by Uncomfortable in the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFjrSddZiv4
As you probably noticed after watching the video it is extremely hard to use this method digitally will all the guides and tools. Applying it on paper, especially without ellipse guides, is no better than guessing the width in my opinion.
I think there is a better more reliable method to construct perfect cubes that uses lines and vanishing points: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGAURGTV3v0
I would like to ask if there are any drawbacks of applying this method while doing lesson 7? And if not should it be integrated into the course?