Carl Mastrangelo

A programming and hobby blog.

Learning How to Draw

Hey, my name is Carl. I am a computer programmer Software Engineer by profession but have been exploring what hobbies I like. A recent interest of mine has been learning to draw, which has been in my head for the past couple weeks. In an effort to keep myself committed, I am posting my sketches in all their ugly purity. I haven’t the faintest artistic talent in my hands, but I hope to find that practicing will fix that. Let’s find out how long it takes someone with no skill to become adroit!

Below are my initial attempts at drawing cubes in space. I used a Zebra F-301 ballpoint pen and some printer paper (sorry about the bleed through). I found it particularly difficult to draw straight lines. The perspective is obviously wrong, but I am not yet sure how to get it right. It's easy to see it's wrong, but hard to get it right.

Cubes in Space


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