Resources Part 2: Term 1-2 Perspective Help
Personally, I have the least practice with landscapes and illustrated scenes (like multiple characters in a setting).
I found myself stuck on Term 2 (and even Term 1) — the perspective assignments.
I was frustrated: I've worked with perspective before and am so intimately familiar with the idea of breaking things down into basic shapes that I could teach it myself. I can draw a face or a whole human no problem, so why not "an imposing gate"? Marc made it look so easy — it's just a stupid wall.
I got so annoyed with the wall that I turned it into something I do know and love... a greenhouse:
I figured I was struggling for lack of a mental, visual library. I never draw environments, so I don't really know how to put one together. I thought the solution would be to do some studies from references...
Those didn't hurt, I'm sure, but my real breakthrough was thanks to another course at SVS Learn: Draw 50 Things:
I had been trying to design an environment (with no reference) in 3D. The two things I'm least practiced in. In retrospect it was silly to expect that I could make it up on the spot like Marc appeared to in those demos.
The SVS lesson helped me realize that there's no shame in designing in 2D first. So I did a little exercise: draw a room in 2D, then give it dimension (isometric, to make it easy) and then translate that to different angles.
Nothing very impressive, but it was SUPER EFFECTIVE! Got me out of "overwhelmed" and into drawing some stuff:
So, I've been getting some mileage out of SVS as well. If you have the time and money for another course, so far, I think I'd recommend it. They have a month-long free trial.
You never know what will "click". I always find it helpful to keep seeking different sources until I find something that works.
EDIT: I really wish we could resize images on this forum. Tried to do it using the HTML code that gets dropped in, but changing the width="" and/or height="" doesn't do anything. Have to size before uploading; everything is way too big.
& Term 2 bendy lady, for fun: