Trying to get away from just copying to actually understanding?
Hiiiiii I'm new here and I've been looking around to try to find some resources that would help for understanding things more in 3D space.
Since I've taken classes for so long with the same teacher (who only had us copy things over and over) I feel like I'm really bad with actually understanding how things work so I can produce them from my head. I've done basic object studies and observation, but I feel like I just end up copying things from life instead of pictures so it's not exactly the kind of understanding I'd want to get (unless I'm doing it wrong?).
So...any tips/exercises for seeing things more in 3D space and understanding them versus just copying them in 2D? And if there's already something for this, you can just point me to the thread...
Thanks if anyone replies!