How does it compare to other drawing styles? How does it compare to free hand sketching?
Isometric Sketching was the most advanced drawing method that I had ever heard of, and I had tried all kinds of different drawing methods before. Even free hand drawing has limitations compared to isometric drawing. It’s very tough to achieve the results in a isometric situation, because you can’t really make the lines parallel with the lines themselves.
I still remember the first time I started isometric sketching, and I thought he was making art. The first drawing I made was a drawing of the sun coming through a tree branch and going right through the Earth.
It was an amazingly simple drawing, but it was one of the first times that inking was used to create a drawing. When I created my first isometric drawing, I felt that I had reached the limit of isometric drawing. In that moment, I had reached a point where I felt “I must create something really complicated.”
I thought to myself, “I have to make a drawing that’s so complex, so detailed, so original so that other people won’t even think of drawing that way.” Since the day I started isometric drawing, I have never gone back to drawing free hand anymore. It was a hard decision for me to make, but I’m glad that it was the right decision.
Isometric Drawing is Different From Free Hand Drawing
I was able to express my ideas much better, but the process of drawing free hand can also be very similar to isometric drawing. There is a difference between isometric and free hand drawing in the quality of the drawing, the clarity, the movement, and the overall expression of the subject.
Isometric Drawing Basics
You are already familiar with isometric drawing, but I would like to briefly describe the essential elements of drawing a isometric drawing. I would also add a couple of things that I think are important for artists who are new to isometric drawing that are not included in my diagram above.
You should understand some important concepts about the difference between drawing a line and the entire subject of the drawing. In isometric drawing, lines are drawn perpendicular to your subject. To give you an example of where to draw parallel lines, draw lines perpendicular to you subject, from your head all the way to your feet and toes. If you drew these lines parallel to your subject, you are now drawing a point. These lines aren’t parallel with the lines