NoRights Podcast: S2E16 – Learning to Draw

  • On May 6, 2013 ·
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Wee! Making art! Today we discuss drawing with the proper mindset, allowing yourself to fail, and I share some wisdom from Chuck Jones’s uncle on being a mighty fast pig.

We talk about approaches to drawing including Line of ActionDrawing MassGesture Drawing, and Contour Line

Tips for correcting mistakes:

Flip the drawing upside down

Flip it left to right if you’re drawing digitally or look at it from the back if working traditionally

Step back and look from a physical distance

Look at things in relation to each other – arms to leg lengths, etc.

Think of mass, shape, volume, light and shadow instead of seeing the subject as the thing/person it is

We also discuss how it’s not a crime to use reference, (As long as you’re not being a slave to it or tracing) it’s being a professional. I’ve linked this nice DeviantArt gallery and PoseSpace before but they deserve mention again.