grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - No Straight Lines

Curved lines > Straight lines. That’s it.

Norm


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Tuesday Tips - Gesture Drawing

As a story artist, I feel like one of the most important technical skill to develop is the ability to draw things things clearly and fast. Practicing 
gesture drawing is, in my opinion, a good way to get better at it. I think it’s fun, too! Of course, you can draw from life and find unique things people and animals do, but I also think practicing gesture drawing from imagination is truly helpful. For instance, I usually do some gesture drawings of characters I’m about to work with in a sequence. It helps me find a short-hand to start building from. The simpler, the better. Especially early on a project, it really helps to find a quick way to draw a character over and over without repeating yourself all the time.

I remember Life Drawing teachers telling me to “draw from within” and to “feel the weight”. It’s absolutely true, but in terms of storyboarding, other elements came to be as important to the process. Silhouette and a sense of “cartooning” is tremendously helpful to communicate certain things clearly to an audience.

I’m only focusing on character posing right now (and this is just an introduction to the subject). Gesture drawing is very close to thumb-nailing, another ultra-helpful skill. More on that later.

For those who want to spend some money on great books on the subject, I highly recommend you to pick up “Drawn To Life: 20 Golden Years of Master Classes of Disney Master Classes” (Vol. 1 and 2) , from Walt Stanchfield. Do it.

Norm


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fucktonofanatomyreferencesreborn:

An ultra fuck-ton of human hand references.

[From various sources]


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howtoskinatiger:

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helpyoudraw:

Feline Comparison: Huge by sindos

why is the snow leopard “ounce”

Ounce is the traditional name for the snow leopard. Although not really in common use anymore it is still an acceptable alternative name for the species. 

I assume since “snow leopard” wouldn’t have fitted into the space it made sense for the person who made it to use ounce instead. 


A fuck-ton of feline comparison references.


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fucktonofanatomyreferences:

A spectacular fuck-ton of human leg references.

Sourced by no15201:

http://anatomy4sculptors.com/?menu=12&sub=25

http://call0ps.deviantart.com/art/Anatomy-Study-leg-muscules-79205185

人物を描く基本 使える美術解剖図 [単行本(ソフトカバー)]

http://www.duitang.com/people/mblog/59377884/detail/

Denis Diderot’s Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire universel raisonné des connoissances humaines

http://artisticxhelp.deviantart.com/art/Feet-Reference-341683131

The Anatomy of the External Forms of Man, Intended for the Use of Artists, Painters and Sculptors by Hippolyte Bailliere

http://www.hentai-foundry.com/pictures/user/rinayun/162896/Tutorial-Anatomy-Muscles-of-inner-thigh/page/all

http://conceptcookie.deviantart.com/art/AS-Drawing-the-Legs-266971640

http://ricardopontes.com/?p=601


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grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - Gesture Drawing

As a story artist, I feel like one of the most important technical skill to develop is the ability to draw things things clearly and fast. Practicing 
gesture drawing is, in my opinion, a good way to get better at it. I think it’s fun, too! Of course, you can draw from life and find unique things people and animals do, but I also think practicing gesture drawing from imagination is truly helpful. For instance, I usually do some gesture drawings of characters I’m about to work with in a sequence. It helps me find a short-hand to start building from. The simpler, the better. Especially early on a project, it really helps to find a quick way to draw a character over and over without repeating yourself all the time.

I remember Life Drawing teachers telling me to “draw from within” and to “feel the weight”. It’s absolutely true, but in terms of storyboarding, other elements came to be as important to the process. Silhouette and a sense of “cartooning” is tremendously helpful to communicate certain things clearly to an audience.

I’m only focusing on character posing right now (and this is just an introduction to the subject). Gesture drawing is very close to thumb-nailing, another ultra-helpful skill. More on that later.

For those who want to spend some money on great books on the subject, I highly recommend you to pick up “Drawn To Life: 20 Golden Years of Master Classes of Disney Master Classes” (Vol. 1 and 2) , from Walt Stanchfield. Do it.

Norm


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I moved here =)

I’ve decided to make this URL my private blog,

you will find everything supernatural over there =)


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