Release date:2018

Duration:00 h 59 m

Author:James Douglas

Skill level:Beginner


Exercise files:Yes

This video covers many of the form building and modifying techniques that I utilize when sketching subjects at any angles.

This video covers:

Building primitives: cubes, cones, spheres, cylinders, pyramids

Drawing Ellipses

Modifying primitives: shearing, rounding, bevelling, and more

Rotating forms and the movement of vanishing points

Rotation of Ellipses

Organic forms

I highly suggest starting with this video before moving on to any of the others on my channel. While some of these exercises might feel laborious or somewhat boring, they’ll prove to be invaluable techniques when we break down extremely complex subjects like human anatomy or machines into basic primitive forms. I refer to all of the exercises covered here in all of the subsequent videos so please take some time to familiarize yourself with these techniques.