Monday, October 8, 2012

Hand Drawn vs Google Sketcup

I've noticed it's much easier and faster to draw shapes on the fly than off a design.  Eventually I'll draw more pre-designed stuff once I see enough improvement on these basic/intermediate shape studies, but either way, drawing objects by hand takes MUCH more time than using a 3d program like Google Sketchup.  I'm not against using modeling programs, but I stay away from them because it prevents me from developing my perspective and form drawing skills, which allows me to draw machinery and figures accurately from any angle at will.  Drawing construction lines and perspective guides manually can be really tedious and time consuming in the beginning, but with enough practice it becomes automatic.

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