I've been doodling here and there since I was a little kid, but I don't think I've ever really picked up the necessary basics to grow as an artist.
If I look at a 2D picture, or even 3D objects; I CAN hammer out a likeness of the object(s) (sorta...), if I wear an eraser down to the nub and keep course-correcting my lines until things fall right on the page. But this doesn't seem efficient, and it makes the activity more frustrating than it should be, I imagine.
But basically: I've only been taking in to consideration the measurements of objects fairly recently. I've tried the pencil method, which is doesn't work for the way I do things. I tend to laze about a lot when drawing, and I can't really sit straight in a chair for very long or else my back starts to ache like a bitch.
I'm never really in a position where extending my arm to it's full extent is the best way to do it; and even when I am, I'm never at the distance I'd like to be from an object to fit the scale of my pencil. Whether I want to draw the object larger or smaller, it's just a hassle. Maybe I'm doing it wrong?
I've been experimenting with laying down a single object (only works if I'm drawing multiple things), and basing everything off that. (E.G. This bureau is 4 vases wide and 5 vases tall)
I don't know, I need to find something that works for me and the way I draw and easy enough to understand without causing my brain to blow a circuit. Any ideas?