Here is my latest drawing challenge, a pair of binoculars. I originally started sketching them in a perspective point of view and found it too confusing to get the proportions, relationships of shapes and details realistically drawn. Instead, I adapted the muli-view drawing pattern to include a top, front and side view of them. This drawing pattern provided a structure to figure out how to keep the drawing in proportion, connect the shapes and added the details. Multiview drawings are typically used in the architectural design world showing a plan, elevation and section view of objects or buildings.
The two preliminary drawings below were done in my sketchbook. Practicing before the final drawing adds to my drawing confidence and gives me an opportunity to get familiar with the drawing subject. Noticing features, shapes and their spacial relationship to each other are key aspects to successfully drawing objects idealistically. This was especially true for this one!