Friends ,I would like to share my experience (may be your's also) during my form exploration weeks.These are actually some simple challenges you may also face during the same .These might help you beforehand in your preparation and understanding .Such as:
Its about estimating the scale (size and proportions) of the 3D form you are going to make.
2) AX IL:-
The forms which are made about an axis (you can also call as symmetrical) , are somewhat easier to make.But the real challenge is while imagining a form with multiple axis (or call it as unsymmetrical).
3) SEE =/=MAKE:
What you see or imagine becomes hard to make .
4) 3D Imagination:
Imagining a form in 3D and then orientation of it from all sides , is the first step to be overcome.
It happens a lot with me that you try to make a form which is no taking the shape you want and suddenly in a corner you find a scrap with having a beautiful form.Then you start playing around with that scrap forgetting what you were making.The point is this exercise is also useful in enhancing your ability in terms of beauty of form.
6) FORM ON PAPER:
The final and the most important thing is sketching down your form in 3D on paper.You try to interpret ate and play around with your desired form from all sides.The key is , try making the form first in 2D and slowly adding elements to it in 3D .
So Friends , the above stated facts and ideas are from my learning during my course.Please do post your comments if you still have some query.
Bye for Now