I have been trying to draw a humble egg carton, only to find I can get even close. Never realized egg cartons are so intricate and complex! I attach a photo of the infernal object, but it is only to illustrate what I mean. I prefer to learn to draw from life rather than photos.
Anyway, at present I don't know much about perspective, and that might be part of the problem? But I'm not sure how one even applies perspective in a case like this, with all the circles, and slanting lines and so on. I after all want to draw not just AN egg carton, by constructing it, but this particular one, from the specific angle from which I saw it.
Any general or specific advice? Perhaps I am throwing myself in too deeply and should start with far simpler objects? Perhaps in an object like this I should ignore perspective and just try to draw what I see as well as I can?
Anyway, it turned into a vastly more challenging exercise than I thought, and I have this feeling one might actually learn a great deal by drawing such a humble but unexpectedly complex object.