I've been getting a lot of requests to do a sketch demo of a boat. Specifically on how to get the overall hull shape in perspective. Personally, I love drawing boats. I don't know much about them, and I rarely go on them, but I love the elegant forms of their hulls.
The first thing I do is draw the overall volume the hull occupies. I know you have seen the rectangle in space thing a thousand times, but it really is a good starting point. Once I have this, I divide it down the center—it is now easy to draw in the two arcs that make the left and right (port and starboard? ... like I said, I don't really know much about boats) as well as the arc of the bottom of the boat. All of the other details hinge off those three lines. This sketch took about 30 minutes in real time. Give it a watch and comment bellow with any questions. Remember to turn your sound on to hear me explaining everything as I go. I also love getting your requests in the comments.
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Yo! C77 Sketch is a monthly video series from Core77 forum moderator and prolific designer, Michael DiTullo. In these tutorials, DiTullo walks you through step by step rapid visualization and ideation techniques to improve your everyday skills. Tired of that guy in the studio who always gets his ideas picked because of his hot sketches? Learn how to beat him at his own game, because the only thing worse than a bad idea sketched well is a great idea sketched poorly.