It’s a fifteen-minute video.
I added some new cool free artist’s resources to the Practice Drawing This website: parametric 3D models designed for drawing practice!Stacked Cubes The ‘Stacked Cubes’ page stacks cubes into arbitrary directions. Think of them as Tetris-like blocks.
I got the idea for this one while doing Wouter Tulp’s amazing new Schoolism course, Fundamentals of Expressive Character Design. It reminds me of Marshall Vandruff’s Bridgman course which he posted for free on YouTube, which also focuses on 2D shape, 3D form, and gesture to let the character pose tell a story. Wouter Tulp’s approach leads to very dynamic, more cartoon-style results.
But I digress.
You can see my practice drawings at the beginning of this article.
The page allows you to rotate, pan, and zoom the model or generate a new random configuration of blocks.
Next week, I will share the parametric model that uses two blocks to represent the chest and the hips, orienting them in various ways.
But you can see a sneak preview here:
You can use these models for free in your browser, even on your mobile devices.
Here are some tips if you start practicing using these:
That’s it for this week. I hope you'll enjoy drawing these! And as mentioned, there are other 3D models to draw from too.
If you feel like drawing, then check out my favorite drawing exercises!
to warm up, slow down, get into the right meditative state, and improve your draftsmanship skills.
to help you improve creating underdrawings, place things in space, practice doing perspective by sight.
Practice drawing from memory to fill your visual bank, ability to memorize, ability to visualize, ability to draw what you see in your imagination and your ability to see what is wrong with your drawings.
If you find it hard to create or maintain a creative habit, you can find some habit-related tips here.
Check out these pleasing, calm, art-related (mostly) podcasts to listen to while drawing. They have been automatically prepared for you to automatically binge-listen to so that you can start drawing.
Lastly, also make sure you have fun in your sketchbook after the hard practice! Here is one guide that can help you jog your creativity.