Yes, all the time. I find it necessary to break a complex image down into simple shapes so that I can draw or paint accurately
When my eyes are open .... Yes!
I usually will look at an image and see other things.
I do but I'm more of a math guy. I dig art but I have to be in the mood to draw.
Try 3d art lot's of math there.
That's why I spend so much time watching cloud's. The shape of the cloud's are always changing.
Not an artist but do notice shapes visiting walmart. Lmao