I can't stress enough the importance of learning to see simple shapes in everything. Once you can see these cubes, rectangles, wedges, circles, ellipses, etc. The quicker you'll be able to draw these things you probably thought were way beyond your comprehension. Trust me they are not.
This stuff is not as complex as it might seem if presented the right way. It might take your eyes and mind a little while to catch on...but they will, if you keep looking and keep studying.
I am going to keep the rest of this thread on this post. You'll see over the next week more and more links appear. I have 2 images for tonight. One is more of the freehand sketches which you should be pounding through, and the other is some dissections of different objects from that spaceship cockpit.
Let me know you're out there by some replies or suggestions on this...and I'll see you in a day or two with some more breakdowns on this first 'case study'.
freehand sketching 1
center line and vanishing points new (5/15,2006)