|Now let's tackle the last of the four basic forms: the cone. Quite
naturally, the first object that pops into your mind is an ice-cream
cone. But there are bottles, glasses, lampshades, bowls, and many other man-made objects with shapes based upon a cone. There are also countless creations of nature - sea shells, flowers, and trees - with conical shapes.
Symmetry of the Cone: The best way to draw a symmetrical cone is to begin with a center line. Then draw the ellipse at right angles to the center line. Mark the place on the center line where the tip of the cone should be, depending on its height. Having established the base and the tip, it's a simple matter to run two diagonal lines from the tip to the ends of the ellipse to form the basic cone. now you can begin to add whatever details pertain to your particular object.
Drawing Everything: Draw as many conical forms as you can find. When you're finished with the last demonstration in this project, you'll have achieved a great deal. It's really a fine accomplishment to be able to draw - in their correct proportions - all the objects I've suggested. If you have mastered the four basic forms, you can draw anything in existence. Imagine! That's exactly what we are going to do in the next few projects.
|PUTTING BASIC FORMS TOGETHER
Now the real satisfaction and consequent enjoyment of drawing
Basic Forms and Their Relationships: You must arrange your
Search for the proportions of your basic forms with many lines;
Drawing Symmetrical Objects: Establishing the symmetry of such objects as glasses, or candlesticks is vital to attaining their correct shape. Draw the center line through your object as I've done in the examples to the illustrations. Next, draw the left contour of your object; then flop your drawing over. Register your center line and trace the contour of the right side from you
Then, taking still another sheet of paper, trace the entire object and refine your drawing by eliminating any
|Drawing and Observation: You can draw anything. With the four basic geometric shapes, the possibilities open to you are endless. But you must be able to carefully discern the basic shapes underlying objects. Sometimes they will be almost totally obscured by a wealth of detail; sometimes one object will be composed of so many individual basic forms that it will be hard to distinguish each separate form.
Therefore, you must sharpen you visual powers. You must do
Now take a quick look at the objects to the left. The orange
Begin drawing the hurricane lamp in the same manner with the
Work on these problems and come back when next we examine "the horizon plane"..