Collin Chan

Improve your art fast by mastering this one simple technique

July 28, 2020

3D box drawings are an essential fundamental of art. Even the grand masters used some form of 3D box drawings in their work. In this easy-to-follow video series, Canadian artist and filmmaker Collin Chan shows you how you can vastly improve your artistic ability by understanding the power of the 3D box and unlocking its potential.

Ready to see how the 3D box can be applied to your own art? Collin breaks it down for you in three simple videos.

1. How a 3D box gives you greater perspective

3D boxes help your perspective, no matter what you are drawing: a person, structure, animal, or really any object whatsoever.

2. Using a 3D box as a measuring tool to understand anatomy and proportions

Collin also demonstrates object/technical drawing by using the 3D box, along with a bit of science, to draw any object by breaking it down to its simplest shapes.

3. How you can use the 3D box technique to figure out lighting and shading

No matter what you draw, a 3D box helps the viewer to understand where the light source is and grounds the object.


Collin Chan

About Collin Chan

Collin Chan is a Canadian artist, Corel Painter Master Elite and award winning filmmaker who’s artwork can be seen on most social media platforms. He graduated with a B.A in illustration from Sheridan College. His realistic approach to digital and traditional artwork (including acrylic, oil, inks, watercolour and other mixed mediums) explores themes of humanity, truth and life. He has done art for companies including Wacom, Anker, Corel Painter, Zhiyun Tech, Moza, Olloclip, Insta360, Pentel Pens, Daler Rowney and much more. Outside of painting he is closely associated with independent film and you can see his most recent short films on Youtube. Learn more at his website, Instagram, or his YouTube.

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