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How to draw a cube_a guide on basic figures by trifle-confusion How to draw a cube_a guide on basic figures by trifle-confusion
tutorial on how to draw basic figures from scratch (how to build them up and how to shade them to give depth), using a cube as an example.

I will be honest, the cube reference I used, I've no idea whether I'm even allowed to put it in this tutorial. I checked the page of the site I found it on, it says you have to use some sort of credits to buy it, but I kinda only wanted to use it as a ref. I put it in here to make it clear how I work with refs. but I'm guessing since I used it in a work, that means it's actually not allowed. I didn't see any terms of use though, not even the name of the photographer :saddummy:

stupid thing is, not only is it surprisingly difficult to find a good ref of a cube, I drew everything for this tutorial before checking if I could use it :iconheaddeskplz:

the only reason I uploaded this, is because I'm on a schedule for #Art-Union - I made this tut for the first assignment, which is going to be announced today.

however, I'm going to try and find another reference and replace/redo the tutorial with that one. (here's hoping I can find a ref that looks more or less the same as the one I used, because otherwise I'm going to have to change the text as well.... :( )


OR!! I just came up with a better idea. I can just join the site and pay for it :XD: I hope it's not too expensive. lol but that would save me a whole lot of time. idk how to earn credits though. either way this tutorial will be updated soon hopefully :P

[update: yeah I'll pay for it. is gonna take me a week though :XD: so yeah if the owner of this image reads this, I will pay for it, but I've to wait for the money to be transacted to paypal]

btw this is what I meant with a set triangle [link]

used lettertypes:
 - sakkal majalla
 - freestyle script
 - AR destine
 - brush script mt
 - chiller

also, yes, I know that the cube I drew based on the ref isn't exactly the same. try not to look at that, I didn't really try too hard :ashamed:

well I hope this tutorial is helpful and not confusing or anything! :XD:

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nomadic7 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Symmetrical! I like seeing all the cubes! but i still can't make straight lines...any tips on that? >_>
trifle-confusion Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well I don't think it's possible to draw a straight line freehand, so a ruler is the only solution. I would suggest buying a set triangle, cuz then you can get both straight lines and parallel lines easily :nod: it's a very helpful tool!
nomadic7 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
I guess there's no other way...but I suppose it's is necessary.. =w=a
theGman0 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist
very informative
trifle-confusion Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
Inudono19 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gotta admit, I kinda laughed at the overly long explanation on how do draw a cube; of all things.
trifle-confusion Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well glad you enjoyed reading it :D
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July 30, 2012
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