#MastoArtStudy Exercise N02

So here is Exercise Number 2 of MastoArtStudy! I want to continue where we left of last week. You all did a great job studying the perspective of the cars, but I want to challenge you a bit more to build up a three dimensional understanding of what you are drawing.

So I made three subjects for you to draw, viewed from the front and the side. They are completely flat with no perspective. Now I want you to take one of these subjects (or more if you want to) and draw them in two point perspective! So you basically take your subject and rotate them sligthly clockwise so you can see both the front and the side.

These are the three drawings you can choose between. I’ve also added a duplicate of the drawing that is color coded, so you can distinguish the shapes a bit better from each other:

a drawing of a log cabin with a grass roof seen from the front and the side-

A log cabin with a grass roof, if you want to draw an easier subject to begin with. Remember to pay close attention to how the logs are intertwined!

a drawing of a house with a little tower seen from the front and the side-

A house with a tower, if you want to draw something a bit more intermediate.

a drawing of a bipedal robot seen from the front and the side

A robot, if you want a more advanced subject to draw. It might look complex, but is build up of only simple shapes like spheres, cilinders and elongated cubes. The angles are mostly 45°.

If you find it a bit difficult to build up a cube in perspective, here I’ve drawn three different cubes that you can choose as a base. The yellow line is the horizon line:

a drawing of three cubes in different two point perspecives.

Reference cube

You don’t have to use these as your base, feel free to make your own cube.

When you’re done, post your image to Mastodon using the #MastoArtStudyNumber2 hashtag.

We’ll set a (not too hard) deadline for ourselves on tuesday 13th of December, 2022. Then in the following week we’ll take the time to comment on each other artworks. I will do my best to see all of the post, but I can’t promise I can comment on every one of them. But don’t wait for me, please engage with the other artists as well.

Giving and receiving constructive feedback

Now a big point of #MastoArtStudy is giving each other constructive feedback. This does not mean bashing somebody over the head with what they did wrong, but rather pointing out what the artist did right in the drawing and pointing out the area’s where the artist could improve. Now when receiving constructive feedback, don’t take it personally. The feedback is meant to help you improve. We all have to improve, that’s why we’re doing these studies. So try to refrain from making excuses or explanations for the area’s other artists point out where you should improve, listen and set goals for your next drawing based on the feedback you’ve received.

If you really don’t want to receive feedback, but you still want to share your exercise sketch using the #MastoArtStudyNumber2 hashtag, then please write No feedback in your post.

Now with that said, happy drawing everyone!