Perspective Exercise with XP PEN Artist 10 2nd Gen Tablet
When youre waiting for someone on hold on a phone call taking notes in class uh, just dont get caught, if you do, you didnt hear from me for this video Im actually going to be using this artist 10 tablet from XP pen because they were cool enough To send it to me for testing purposes, the reason why this tablet works so well for this video is because Im able to connect it to my Android phone and use it when Im outside the studio. Ive also connected this tablet to my PC, and it works really awesome, just as well as my Wacom cintiq, really solid device for a fraction of the cost and its also on sale for the holiday season, Ill link it below. And if you act fast enough, they even give you this cute cat glove that you can use for. Drawing on the tablet. I should also mention that the tablet to Android cable that Im using is a separate purchase but thats only if you want to connect it to the Android. It has all the cables you need for the PC or laptop whatever. Okay, before we start theres a few Concepts about perspective that I want to cover its also important to have learn and drawn in perspective son for this not to be totally confusing first, even if you draw something in one point perspective, it doesnt mean that there isnt Also, the possibility of two point perspective in the exact same scene.
Take your simple box and say you want to horizontally rotate it. The horizon line is the same, but now you have two new Vanishing points or vertically rotate it and you could even create a second horizon or maybe you rotate it forwards and backwards, and you start getting into a three point perspective. Each of these boxes sort of exist independent of each other, even though they are all in the same scene. Basically, it gets complicated, theres all kinds of really interesting ways to figure out the true perspective, but it does take a lot of learning and time time to execute. So I usually go the route of knowing the rules, but just mostly going by feeling and going with my gut Im sure Ive been wrong countless times, but as long as I get the vibe and the attention across Im Im. Okay with that, but understanding basic perspective is still important. Im going to link to some of my favorite easy to understand perspective books below they take more of a what you need to know approach which I really appreciate. But we really dont need to worry about all that stuff right now. The one final thing I want to mention is that you need to pay attention to how your lines recede back in space. Basically, the angle of the lines that go to the vanishing points, a boxing perspective is not this. All of these receding lines are parallel. They should be more like this if you really want to sell the perspective along with those keep in the back of your mind whether the box is at the cameras eye level below it or above it, that should really help you decide what part of of the Box, you should be seeing the top or the bottom.
You know, depending on how much youre going to rotate them. Okay, enough of the blah blah blah blah blah. The basic exercise here is really just drawing boxes level. One is to simply draw a box. In one point, perspective, dont worry about the Horizon Lines or the vanishing points, but remember what I said about the angle of your receding lines now draw a similar box, but rotate it. The trick here is not to just draw a random box Pretend This is a real physical box and think about how you want to rotate it. If you can try to picture yourself rotating the box, now try drawing it doesnt look right if it looks wrong. Try to figure out why it looks wrong. This is easy for me to say, but it does take a lot of practice with perspective to get comfortable with this. Do it a lot and it will begin to feel like second nature, which is why I say its important to know and have practice perspective before now draw a bunch. More boxes fill up the page rotate twist flip, whatever always looking to see. If it looks right, try to keep the boxes the same size, its going to make errors a little bit more obvious. The leveled up version of this is to have the boxes start intersecting, and this really starts making your brain work remember. This is just for you. Do it all in a scrap piece of paper on a napkin or Draw It digitally and dont save the file, throw the papers away its okay to mess up its okay to be completely wrong.
The perspective looks weird, I would say, even for the first time draw without thinking too much just draw really fast draw a bunch of boxes. You know and then look at them and see if there is anything wonky with the perspective level. Three just start drawing other shapes circles, spheres, cylinders and really this is sort of just a bonus level, because you can figure out all of these shapes with just a simple box and a little perspective know how you can also start cutting out shapes to make more Complex objects like cut off a corner or make some ridges level four is creating a complex shape, like lets, say a cube with smaller cubes on each side now manipulate and duplicate. This object, while trying to keep of the proportions the same for all of them level. Five is trying to draw all of these overlapping shapes without using a rough or any erasing again. This is more of a bonus, because this is really just for showing off there isnt really a practical reason to draw like this, except that it can build speed and confidence. Remember to be intentional think about how you want the object Twisted before you draw double check. If it looks right, when you start feeling more comfortable with this, you can use it to create really complex scenes or dynamic angles without having to worry too much about setting up all this crazy perspective stuff. If you give this a try, let me know how it goes or if you run into any problems, let me know how much it melted your brain.