Thursday, December 3, 2009

construction and proportion are key

I don't actually draw this way, I draw more gestural, but I feel like you should learn construction and proportion first. Here I actually just traced the construction right on top of this Mulan drawing. The trick is learning to see the big simple shapes and not the details.

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  1. all of these tips n tricks are awesome man... Keep it up, I'll keep reading.. it's alwasy nice to reread about things we know but need to think about and apply when we are drawing :)

  2. Thanks Shane. I have to learn everything at least 300 times. I always forget.

  3. I am foreverly grateful for putting these together.

  4. Wow man. Great tips! I love the new blog.

  5. when you start drawing the head (construction stage), why would you want to put the ball shape, rather than just draw the head shape?

  6. Ivan: Some times the shape of the face is made up of fat that you lay on top of the head and neck.

  7. Thank you so much for the effort you put into this blog! All the information and exercises are super helpful.


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