Working on your weaknesses – exercises for artistic growth
This section is going to be very short but will cover a few very dense topics that you can study (using either this book, other Packt books, or online resources) to improve your art skills. I will put my top three recommended exercises in bullet-point form, as they're not long or difficult to describe:
- Draw basic shapes intersecting with other shapes: As I get more and more work in the industry, I'm noticing that the fundamental of "shapes on shapes," or 3D shapes (such as a cube with a sphere or cone on top, in various perspectives) intersecting with one another, makes up at least 85% of the problem-solving in concept art, key art, and marketing art. The following is an example of this:
I focused primarily on how different shapes of rock could protrude...