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Budding artists can grasp the hardest and so much valuable means of all: portraying the sweetness, grace, and character of the human physique. this glorious instructional, and quite a few inspiring sketches on each web page, give you the stable technical starting place had to depict all types of figure-young or previous, male or girl, status, sitting, or in motion-and with sort. Intricately certain drawings, a few with grids, aid seize the right kind proportions for head, torso, hands, and legs; upload mild and shadow for tonal intensity; and create texture, quantity, and expressive traces. an intensive learn of the nude and the advance of initial sketches make this a rare worth.
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In Stone Arch and Archie I was simply going to place the man’s face partly behind the arch. As I drew, it occurred to me to make the face out of stone as well. Flowerdancer Stone Arch and Archie Molecule Man Lost at Sea 32 Lost at Sea LacoÖn Transition Social Climbers Prisoners of Love exercise Combining 7 Pick any two of your doodles and trace or redraw to combine them. The new image may be a simple figure-on-background like Flowerdancer on page 32, or a more complicated intertwined image, like most of these other examples.
SYMMETRY, ABOVE I made a photocopy of the original drawing, flopped it, and slipped it under the original on a light table. I then traced the mirror image, more or less stroke for stroke. But if you look closely, you’ll see subtle differences between the two halves. Turning one of these images sideways, as I’ve done here, can radically alter the effect. This almost looks like an abstract butterfly. exercise 12 Mirror Imaging SPIN-OFF Turned upside down, the image looked a little like two nomads in conversation, so I added these faces.
Care was taken to represent the parts accurately, though not in proper proportion. All Horn It’s interesting how exaggeration begins to look normal as you draw. By the time I finished this sketch, this outlandish yak seemed quite believable to me. Small Head, Big Body Reducing the head size usually makes an animal look bigger—more physical. Long legs, Big Feet These creatures look like they were born to run. The dog’s small head makes it appear far away, as if his body were extremely long. 60 Stretching and squeezing the Horse The horse represents so many things to us: grace, power, speed, work, companionship, etc.