Breaking Down Into Shapes

So here’s something from the Ultimate Drawing Course from Udemy I am taking. The lesson is about breaking down shapes. So I took some images from from Life of Pix and Unsplash, a couple of website for free stock photos.

Breaking down these objects into simple shapes and trace the object with those shape. The instructor did this in Photoshop so I did as well since I got it as well. The order are unaltered image,  breaking down with shapes while blurring the main image, the traced image using the build up shape, and just the traced lines.

Start of something simple a glass of pina colada and a Coke bottle.

Still dreaming for that future camera. I noticed that I botched the strap on the refinement of the trace and now kinda smaller than it was reference.

A van with a canoe on top of it. Kinda lost patience with Photoshop on this one so but the break. The I did broke down the van in more shapes using it’s details but didn’t use it for tracing.

Here’s one more a lion door knocker. All I can say I made another attempt once my head cooled off. I may be off course on these as i traced the shadows from the main picture.

Sad to say this is a half hearted work on this lesson, but as always I see its importance. Breaking things down to a simple shapes are basics that I have overlook before.  Just my patient with Photoshop these days makes these a bit daunting. As always it’s what you learn from the experience. Maybe I’ll try this again with a magazine and tracing paper for another time.

Till next time.