For straight lines you have to pivot on your elbow or pretty long lines use your whole arm.
If you pivot on your elbow you have a slight curve obviously but you have to correct that curve along the way you know. Watch scott robertson's dvds and you will see that you can pull of a perfect straight line while pivoting on you'r elbow. Its a matter of confidence and practice.
Just keep connecting 2 dots and put them further apart each time.
Lez: Hmm try to get pencils and paper I suggest. Doing it in PS does train your hand allright, it's just that later on when things get messy, you will start using the Ctrl-Alt-Z more and more. Not only do I want you to make nice drawings, I want you to learn that one line in the wrong direction doesn't immediately ruin your drawing. Sometimes it even makes it more lively. Turning the paper is tempting, but yes this is basically about getting to control your arm movements. This will be less effective if you keep turning the paper. It will also cause you to mess up the proportions and perspective of your drawing if you don't watch it closely, so for now don't turn your paper
Legato: You're right, it will become a bit messy in the end I'll ask Davi what the options are, and otherwise I'll copy my assignments post into a new separate thread.
form2function, Epias: Pretty much straight on. Depending on how long the line has to be, I either use my elbow or my whole arm. The only thing it really requires is practice. To answer an earlier question, the practices I put up are a good way to keep practicing straight lines. I sometimes discover that my lines start getting sloppy, and then I take extra care to keep them nice and straight when drawing.
For the people who already posted some perspective drawings, take care to keep them transparent: draw all the lines, even those you cannot see.
Last edited by yoitisi; January 17th, 2008 at 10:00 AM.
As you might have noticed, we now have our own spot in the Sub-Forums thanks to Davi.
However, it will take me a while to get everything in order so I must ask you all to stop posting in this thread for a little while until I've set things up properly. If you've got burning questions, PM me. I'll try to make some time this evening to get the show on the road. It will allow for a better overview of the assignments and basically makes things less messy.
This thread is moved to it's own sub-forum, as it got kind of messy this way
Check it out here: Yoitisi Island
Don't ask me about the name, Davi hooked me up with it in his wisdom Bring sunburn and beer, because there won't be any boat coming by anytime soon to save us.
I moved this thread over there too
I hope you all can find it ok
congrats on a new classromm all clean and shiny just for you
To see the world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.
Crx: Thanks let's see how long it can stay clean and shiny...
Enrigo: hahaha ok now I get it. Never played much Mario games so I wouldn't ever have thought of that. My accountname sounds a lot better when translated to dutch
Edit: I think I'll keep this thread intact, allthough we've got a duplicate for the first 2 assignments. Just to show how it all started up.
Last edited by yoitisi; January 17th, 2008 at 06:24 PM.