again. I wanted to add a background and couldn't help but notice that in the story books and the cartoon show the artist loads the enviroment / background with a hell of a lot of stuff! It's usually furnature or toys or whatever would makes sense for a rabbit to own. The details on these backgrounds always use outlines and are pretty detailed. Things like rabbit ears and faces or carrots find their way into bunk bed frames, chairs, stair rails, wagons, arch ways, you name it!
There I was in SAI trying my damnedest to draw a detailed bunk bed in perspective with everything just right.....ye gods...it just about shorted a fuse in my brain! The fun of drawing spontainiously quickly got gobbled up by technical concerns of perspective. That's not to say that perspective isn't or can't be fun. My problem is that I haven't devoted enough qaulity time in my brain for it :P I'm sure if I hammered away at it day after day it would become second nature and there'd be no need to sweat bullets over it. But all the same, I suspect it would still be time consuming compared to drawing the characters.
I noticed in the screen caps of Bellflower Bunnies that I had handy that the artist does this "ad-hoc" kind of perspective. At least it looks that way to me. What I mean by this is that he likely doesn't draw out a ton of vanishing points and perspective lines. Instead, he probably starts with one object, kind of winging the perspective then draws out the other objects around it, using them as reference points. I've seen this done in the past and I even do it some times myself. But when I see all those little details in Bellflower Bunnies...my brain just goes "uh..you want me to do what!! Yeah..no...we gotta do this percise.." And my time gets gobbled up my doing tedius detail work lol.
So, does anybody else do the "ad-hoc" method of perspective? To me it seems like it would get kinda wonky and off after a while....but maybe not.
There seem to be two schools of artistic "modes" I think. The super academic kind, where you learn all the Latin terms for anatomy, recite tons of history about art, can describe exactly how or why this or that technique is used. Then there's the intuitive kind, where the artist "just does it" and doesn't talk or care much about the terms or getting all scientific about techniques and anatomy. I guess it depends on what's really important to you in the first place that determines which one is the best approach for you. It's not about being "right" but just what gets your work done.
I got a helping of schooling, yes indeedy. And it really did help me a lot! Especially with drawing. I remember reading something somewhere about when you master something you should "forget" about it. I took this to mean "let it become unconscious". So, it's as if you go through the laborious academic way just to get to a point where you don't have to consciously think about it....aka "the intuitive mode". LOL....so, sometimes I question the value of doing things by the book. If doing things automatically is so awesome, why not just learn that way and build on it instead of enduring testing, grading, homework, schedules, tuition, and a structed classroom enviroment?
But yeah...my main question...Wing it or Work it, which one works for you with perspective? :P