I just started my college course and am in this module called drawing fundamentals module and my lecturer teaches us to use this pencil measuring method to draw this two cardboard boxes stacked up together in the middle of the room, and then ask us to draw 10 boxes from different angles.
I totally screwed everything up, I really don't know how to use the pencil measuring method or use it to draw the two boxes that was in the middle of the room? I mean it's like when I close my eyes with elbow locked, I'm trying to measure one of the slanted angle of the box right, and then when I finished measuring the angle and bring my pencil of that angle back to my paper, am I supposed to like remember the angle and then remove that pencil of that particular angle and then draw that angle out to my memory? Because I'm not allowed to take another pencil and use that pencil of that angle to use it like ruler to draw that angle out?
I'm seriously really confused and my boxes looked so bad. I can draw anatomy from books no problem, but I can't believe that I screwed up that badly with boxes and my teacher said that the pencil measuring method is supposed to be helpful for artists but I felt that it really dragged me down and make my confidence to drop a lot?
Some of my other classmates are doing it without too much trouble effortlessly and what they say is that all they does is doodle etc but why does it seem like I'm the only one that was struggling so badly? I felt so outcasted from the class and thus I just stoned all the way in the drawing class of that assignment.
Help me please?