i'm not talking about tracing. i am talking about drawing screens or pictures. the picture you posted is not of a sketchup model, but is of an autodesk revit one. i don't practice perspective though.
what i was talking about specifically was this: say i like a building and i want characters in front of that building, but i want the characters to be featured in a specific place relative to the building, so i can make the model of the building, play around with its perspective, and draw it from the computer screen instead. but a problem here is that i would need to actually study the building and i think that's too detailed for you comic artists, so, better to take pictures instead. or maybe i can just make a quick model to help with the perspective. another problem is that sketchup's model's would be inaccurate from the real life building no matter what, so better to draw it from life if i want it be really accurate. that's all assuming the perspective is right.
i don't know perspective, but it seems correct to someone ignorant like me, and i imagine that a lot of people don't know perspective either. i think the major problem is that sketchup models need to be based on study if you want them to be accurate to the real life buildings, so that takes time. but if i do get a model with perspective, that would save me a lot of time if i want the building to be represented accurately. if you want to make things off the top of your head, go ahead, it will save you time. i think it does make sense to save time by just coming up with things, but that doesn't mean that sketchup can't be used by some artists for some fantastic stuff. i mean, what if i want to paint a building and i can't spend my time being close to it everyday or find any good pictures of it from the view i want and i can't get to it? people can make models and send them to me so i can paint them off the screen, i guess, or they can just send me specific pics instead. if i have the exact image set in mind, then i can just request a picture or try to take one for myself.
i don't know if comic pencillers use sketchup, that's not what i was thinking.
i'm just saying that it seems like a decent tool for graphic design. i played around with it for a logo i was working on, and i think i can take the sketchup model into PS and make something nice out of it. whether the graphic designers are good draftsmen or not isn't what i was talking about.
i don't want to be a comic-book artist, you guys work way too quickly and i think that takes the enjoyment of experiencing forms out of drawing, and that's important to me. at least i can't draw so quickly and really experience things around me. i would rather be a cover artist only, i guess.
i don't actually use sketchup or any of the programs much. i would use photoshop to paint if i had a tablet though