Hi guys, I hope this isn't a silly question or anything but I've looked around the forum a while (or maybe I'm not looking hard enough) but haven't found a specific answer so here goes...
I'm teaching myself drawing right now but it's pretty hard with all the things to learn, so I'm cutting down to the most basics: drawing in shapes.
So my first question is, can anyone recommend any threads/tutorials/books that teaches us how to draw basic shapes (cones, cubes, spheres) in perspective? I've done a couple of searches in google but all that came up are in-depth details into perspective, something I'm not so sure I should pick up at this stage...
Next question: should I learn perspective first? I was reading one of the Loomis books and he recommended doing that, but then there were a couple of threads floating around that state perspective as one of the more advanced things to learn, and I'm wondering if I should do that only after I've worked on my geometrical shapes?
I guess all I'm trying to say is, I know that perspective is essentially very important, but how in-depth should a beginner go? And what are some good exercises/tutorials/sites for the study of basic geometrical shapes in different perspective, etc? (in different lightings would be awesome as well!)
I know that familiarising yourself with lines, etc etc is one of the most basic things that beginners should pick up, but I've done that for some time now and think it's time to move on to something more advanced.
(and before I forget... what are some good books on perspective?)
Thanks so much for your help and I hope this wasn't too confusing/silly/irrelevant