I don’t know what the hell this is.
I think it’s some kind of fortress or something, but it looks like you could overrun it very quickly. I don’t think this place would keep out a ravenous pack of geriatrics looking for their 4:00pm dinner. Mark Kistler calls it Lesson 7 – Advanced Level Cubes. I know…I know….what’s up with the triangles? It threw me too, but what the hell? I went with it. Triangles are just 1/2 squares so maybe that’s what the “advanced” part is?
Now at first, I was pretty disgusted with my drawing. It sucks. I took a break and mentally added another failure to my ever-increasing list of things I can’t do. Then when I came back and looked at it, it didn’t look that bad. I actually kind of like the first attempt. Granted the ramps are a little off-center, but with my limited knowledge and experience, I figured it’s acceptable.
I hate the second attempt. I did my darkening of the lines again and it just doesn’t look right. I have to break my inclination to do that.
A lot of the frustration comes from being able to draw a perfect line, and then turn around and not be able to draw one to save my life. I guess this is pretty normal and I’m hopeful, through repeated practice, eventually I will train my hand to flow with confidence until it becomes second nature. I’d sure like to get there as I feel like Shakey the Clown.
It’s not the destination. It’s the journey, right? I just wish I was journeying to Hawaii, as it kind of feels like I’m heading to Fargo. See you tomorrow.
Just for fun, I banged this out in GIMP which I know nothing about. What a sweet program! Straight, parallel lines are a breeze…. 🙂