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Nata Exam Drawings: Common Mistakes & Corrections


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This is Part 12 of Free Nata Coaching Series.

In this Series, our faculties provide feedback on the most common mistakes done by students in the Nata Drawing Test.

Points are awarded on the accuracy of perspective, neatness, composition, innovation, neatness, rendering skills and correct proportion.

Scroll down for links to the rest of the series.


So, here is the question.....

Ques. Imagine that you are standing on top of a train coach which is stationary at a railway station. Standing at such a height, draw the view of the station around you and render in pencil.     

We are presenting 3 attempts, of varying qualities below, along with the corrections & feedback on the drawing.


Nata Drawing Solutions

Attempt 1

The below given perspective view is correct, but rendering can be improved with some practice.

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Attempt 2


The below attempt has many concerns.

While visualising the answer to the above question, the student must understand that the train top, the tracks & the roof are all at different levels.

These levels should be reflected in the drawing.

The whole drawing is giving a 2D feel as everything drawn appears to be on the same plane.  


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Attempt 3


The below attempt is full of mistakes.

It appears that the basic concepts are not clear.

The result is an inaccurate Perspective Drawing.

For details, please refer to the comments in the drawings. 

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