Imagination excercises
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silentmoonss
I’ve been trying to draw boxes from imagination. Simply imagining one box wasn’t so hard the problem came when trying to stack boxes on top of each other, it was simply hard. I’d admit it got a tad bit easier but I still have some frustration and difficulty
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Steve Lenze
These are really fun to look at, and I think you did a really nice job :)
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silentmoonss
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@Jesper Axelsson here are some excercises. Hope for some insight on whether I should move on or do I need to like correct something. (Bit of context):I’ve been drawing boxes and cylinders for a long time. Till the point where this is really all I’ve been drawing for the last months. I’ve grown tired of doing this but I’m a major perfectionist and wanted my boxes to look correct as well as my cylinders but for some reason sometimes I have good days where they look awesome and then bad days where it’s like “ what the heck is going on I know this” even now It was frustrating imagining a simple box because I knew how to imagine 1 box but then when it came to try imaging 2 that was difficult. I’ve really been practicing and practicing like everyone says but my stuff just doesn’t look right all the time I’ve did warm ups and watched videos ect. Now I just feel stuck I don’t know how to proceed
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Lynn Hann
Don't give up. Try something new for a little while then go back to it. You don't have to be perfect. If you look at your first drawing then your last you will see a difference. Hang in there.
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Jesper Axelsson
Hi @silentmoonss Nice drawings! I can tell that you have a lot of experience drawing boxes. I really understand that frustration of grinding things. I did it with line drawing exercises :) It can be tricky to figure out the balance of staying at an exercise vs moving on. What has helped me the most is to get feedback and ask what other people think, like you're doing here. I've found it to be a safer bet to move on rather than grinding. If I'm submitting for feedback, people will let me know I'm moving too fast. The key is to submit for feedback regularly and get other people's input. You can post here, or in other forums; artwod for example, since there's where you're studying. If you have access to their one on one coaching, take advantage of it. Thank you for drawing the boxes and cylinders. To save some frustration; next time don't do more work then I suggest (this time I suggested 1 page with boxes and 1 page with cylinders), then I can tell you if you have to drill more or not. I know what you have to work on👍 I'll describe below. But before that: Since perspective is a topic you've been grinding for so long, you might want to study something else along side it, or maybe even better, work on personal projects. Do the type of work that you would want to be able to create in the future. Use this time that I'll drill you on some perspective stuff to think about what your goal is, and create work related to it. If you want to create worlds and stories, do drawings with your characters and worlds. If you want to do conept art for movies, do conept art. I've been really bad at doing this. I have waited and waited, done exercise after exercise, thinking that "Once I have the skills I will do the things I want". This has made me pretty vulnerable and frustrated; when I've been told to go practice something I thought I was already good at, it has felt like having to start my journey from scratch; like my goals were yet again far away. But now I've changed my approach; I'm doing landscape paintings, even though I don't feel like I'm good at it; I'm creating illustrations with the characters I've come up with, even though my drawings aren't at the level I want them to be. Of course there has to be a balance. Drilling exercises is good, since that enables you to do the stuff you dream of. But doing the stuff I want to be able to do right from the start, makes the ride much more enjoyable, and eases the frustration, since discovering new skills that I realize I have to learn doesn't take me further from my goal, I'm already there doing the stuff I want, but strengthens me and makes me able to take the things I create closer to where I want them to be. What does your practice routine look like? Maybe I could give some advice on how to split up the time? Anyway, here we go. PERSPECTIVE: You might want to take a class with a teacher dedicated to perspective drawing to get the best feedback and instruction. Maybe that's what you have at artwod? But I'll try my best to guide you: While doing the exercises I suggest, go through Marshall Vandruff's perspective drawing series https://marshallart.com/SHOP/all-products/all-videos/1994-perspective-drawing-series and make sure you understand what he teaches. Ask if you have any questions. Your ability to spin boxes and cylinders around in space is good. It's just that they are a little off. Here's how I plan on improving your skills: 1st, I'll help you improve single boxes and cylinders. 2nd, You'll practice finding the center of a box's plane. 3rd, You'll place boxes on top of eachother, using that knowledge. 4th, practice placing circles on boxes. 5th, practice placing cylinders on boxes 6th, putting these forms into an environment etc. IMPROVING SINGLE BOXES AND CYLINDERS - The boxes look good! Now we'll be picky 😎 The convergence is slightly off. Draw 5 boxes following this process: 1. Draw a box. Draw through; meaning: draw what's on the other side, as if the box was made out of glass. 2. Extend the edges you've drawn to see if they are converging to the same vanishing point. Use a ruler for this. You don't have to draw them all the way to the vanishing points, just extend them a bit. You might want to do this with a pencil in a different color. 3. Draw the next box and repeat the process. -The cylinders look good too, but the ellipses are a little off. Draw 20 ellipses. Draw each ellipse quickly in one stroke, similar to how this guy does it in this video at 4:50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqeuQF1qpvQ. Don't stress over it. This is just to see where you are in terms of ellipses. Then draw 5 cylinders. Make sure that 1. The long axis of the ellipse is perpendicular to the lenght of the cylinder 2. The end further from you has the most open ellipse Draw through here too. Hope this helps and good luck💪😎
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