Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes
12:37 AM, Sunday August 21st 2022
This has been dozy, biggest takeaways;
Ghosting is very helpful it helps you slow down and really makes you focus on the drawing and use clean lines however; I find it hard to ghost effectively on unstable surfaces. Do I always need to visualize the drawing and where all the points connect to ghost?
switching from pencil to pen is a very different process, the biggest problem I have is committing to my "mistakes", especially on these exercises there are many times when I realize I have made a small mistake and subconsciously try and fix it to only make it worse.
- boxes and perspective
I know uncomfortable said not to think too much about some of these exercises, but sorry I can not help it that is why I am here, I do not understand what he meant by saying the boxes are not perfect cubes, I am just trying to understand how the boxes rotate in space in every direction possible, as I feel like that is the biggest hack. and being able to draw a box at any angle without any guidelines will come in very handy.
I am aware that 3 vanishing points exist at all times, even if it does not seem like it and when the box rotates it is in a 2point perspective, but I do not understand how exactly the vanishing points move on the horizon line when the box rotates. (i would love videos or articles to help with this)
I have watched the video on the 250 box challenge and how to draw a box, I understand the concept of the y converging to two vanishing points, however, I feel like that only makes me better at drawing random 2 point perspectives, if the goal of the 250box challenge is just to draw 250 boxes and try to make them in the correct perspectives, we are not gaining control over things like rotation, foreshortening and size.
sorry for the long ramble, I like intellectually breaking down things it helps me learn much faster.
please be as harsh as possible and do not feel bad for making me redo exercises.
Can I draw stuff in the 250boxes, like heads, hands etc with a pencil or another colour? thank you and sorry lo