Hey all. I recently started my quest to 'go pro' with drawing and have been dedicating a lot of time into reading and drawing. So far I seem to understand the whole 'draw what you see' deal but the thing that keeps throwing me off is trying to draw in perspective from observation. Primarily, trying to assemble a mental image of where the vanishing points are located and such.
For instance, if I look down at my eraser on my desk I don't have much trouble drawing it. But what I do have trouble with is visualizing in my mind where everything is located. When I try to make an exact duplicate, since the previous drawing would be off, I just sort of lock up and can't get it down.
So could any suggest some techniques or books to read on the subject? As for the amount of time I've been drawing, I've been doing it for a few weeks now. I really have trouble though drawing more complex things and currently the things I can draw are off simply because I do not have everything in perspective.
For instance, that picture. I keep trying to draw that but I'm having difficulty assembling the shapes. If I am correct, the horizon is located above and the two vanishing points are off the picture? Even so, would that mean that the vanishing point heading to the top right corner of the picture is farther away than that of the left side? The reason why I ask is because of the awkward shape of the sharpener.