“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is. For man has closed himself up till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” William Blake
Do the lessons step-by-step as one lesson builds on the other. As you progress with other courses you will see the same process. These lessons will seem simple even redundant but they are important in 3D art mastery.
The lessons will introduce the basic shapes that are present in all drawings of portraits, landscapes, buildings, and human figures.
Once you understand the 12 concepts of art and how to see the basic shapes in complex subjects you will be able to draw quality art.
Perfectionism is your worst enemy
Learning to draw 3D art doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, the thought of creating a bad drawing can paralyze anyone from doing the lessons. Don’t let that happen. It’s easy to become a perfectionist when you are learning something new. Resist the temptation of getting it right.
Art lessons taught by experts are hard to follow for beginners. If your drawing doesn’t come out exactly the same as the instructors don’t keep re-doing it until it does. Do the best you can and move on to the next lesson. Believe me this the fastest way to artistic mastery.
I can tell you from personal experience that perfectionism will halt your artistic growth. We will talk more about “How to practice” in a later article.
Here are my early attempts of the human eye at various angles. What a nightmare!
Open up your sketchbooks and begin with the Warm-up!
Completed the lessons? Then go back to the drawing concepts