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"reading"/understanding Form And Volume

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Hy guys! i don't know if this is the right place for this post, but i couldn't find an "introduce yourself noobs" thread, so here goes: my name is Rares, i work as a 3d artist in the gaming industry and i'm really interested in designing all manner of nifty products for my portoflio or just for fun.

My problem is that my 2d skills are laughable at best, and the biggest obstacle is drawing shapes from imagination or observation...i've bought and borrowed some books about drawing, but all of them teach you how to copy what's in front of you, none show you how to study and understand the shape of things.

So what i'm hoping is that you guys can recommend some books or tutorials about understanding the form of everyday objetcs and drawing them in perspective, or if anybody has the patience to explain how they go about studying and drawing objects i'd be very gratefull.

Also very gratefull to anyone who had the patience to read this unnecesarily long post :D

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Hy guys! i don't know if this is the right place for this post, but i couldn't find an "introduce yourself noobs" thread, so here goes: my name is Rares, i work as a 3d artist in the gaming industry and i'm really interested in designing all manner of nifty products for my portoflio or just for fun.

My problem is that my 2d skills are laughable at best, and the biggest obstacle is drawing shapes from imagination or observation...i've bought and borrowed some books about drawing, but all of them teach you how to copy what's in front of you, none show you how to study and understand the shape of things.

So what i'm hoping is that you guys can recommend some books or tutorials about understanding the form of everyday objetcs and drawing them in perspective, or if anybody has the patience to explain how they go about studying and drawing objects i'd be very gratefull.

Also very gratefull to anyone who had the patience to read this unnecesarily long post :D

 

I'd watch this:

http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/pro...ve-Form-Drawing

 

Robertsons techniques are very good for learning to understand form in 3D starting from the basic principles of boxes/ellipses and then diving deeper into more complex shapes. Once you understand those foundations it's all practice from there.

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Guest rareseu

yeah Robertson's dvd's are awesome, i've watched most of them, the only problem is that they're all about drawing from imagination, nothing about observational drawing ...which i've allways thought was key to understanding how things should look and why ( when i'm constructing freeform shapes i feel like i'm drawing blind, like i can't imagine the final shape untill it's done, and it only comes out looking believable because i follow some rules), but like i've said never found a book/dvd about observational drawing that thought you how to study shapes, just how to copy them on paper.

 

Here's some of the stuff i've drawn when i was watching scott's dvds:

http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n146/ra...nt=19042009.jpg

http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n146/ra...nt=12052009.jpg

http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n146/ra...nt=07052009.jpg

http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n146/ra...nt=22042009.jpg

http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n146/ra...nt=24042009.jpg

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