Well, as you can see, we, the ones who make 3D drawings are kind of jealous of the secret- It took me about 2 years to understand how to make one. Others hide their secrets because they are fake 3D artists. I just can tell you that once you understand the basic idea it is as easy or difficult as making a drawing from real life objects. Thatīt the way I made 3D 1 o 3. Or you can use what I call here "tools" befor making the drawing and then the process is exactly the same as making a drawing using a photo as reference. Thanks for your kind comments!!
From what I can see in the WIP of your mug I thought you used those 2 "tools" in your drawings. I made my 3D 1 to 3 without any kind of tools and it was, as I said, as simple as putting something in front of me and drawing. I made them in 30 min, an hour, an hour and a half respectively. Since the anamorphic process is a mental one, I would never dare to stop drawing, going for my camera, taking a picture, and sitting agian to draw. I would lose the same angle so important in these kind of drawings. Even mor important if you are drawing with daylight. I find it imposible to make such a clean line for the skecht when you draw even in normal "from live models" but instead I shuold use a lot of reference lines I delet at the end. Those lines should be visible on a WIP photo. I canīt find a way of drawing the shadow projected on the paper before having the total figures ended. As a matter of fact is that shadow the last thing I draw in all my still life drawings. Using those 2, or perhaps 3 tools allowes me even going to work and recommence my drawing work the next day and then the next. In the case of my Snoopy mug and the marbles, I did so. This is mainly because the 3D procces happens withing my mind but when I use those tools all happens outside my mind. Certainly in the case of this glass I didnīt use any kind of tools, not even tortillions. Just like renaissance artists did. But even using those tools, as I said, once I have my reference model, I make the drawing using a grid or some marrks on the paper that I use as a guide, again, like the great renaissance artists.