Monday, January 2, 2012
A Before/After study of two shapes combined together. Sorta aiming for that airplane thingy embedded in the wing, whatever it's called. Engine fuselage?
It may not be exciting to look at, but I'm enjoying these curved form studies, something I used to avoid due to the time consuming, mood killing, technical perspective setup usually involved with drawing complex shapes.
A lot of artists avoid this stuff for similar reasons, even many professional comic book artists. If you look through some comics most of the artwork is limited to boxy, squarish shapes, or copied from photos, or faked.
While drawing curved forms can seem VERY HARD, knowing a few shockingly SIMPLE techniques make it quick, fun, and EASY. With so many artists in the dark, I thought this stuff HAD to be hard, requiring immense talent and patience.
Turns out artists with a clue have been keeping secrets from the rest of us. Man was I fooled.
Now I can accurately construct any curvy shape from imagination using freehand perspective. I'm loving this! I should do a tutorial some time.
Eventually I'll post artwork that's actually fun to look at. Maybe an airplane/spaceship or something.
In the meantime, pardon me while I jump for joy.