Figure drawing: Basic Pose and Construction
1. Introduction This method is to help you draw the human form. It is by no means the best way or even a fast way. Instead, this method is aimed at thinking and setting up the human form in a threedimensional space. Classical animation (most notably Disney) uses a similar way of setting up their characters. Using this method will help you form your thoughts on the human body posing on paper rather than in your mind. 2. Basic anatomy Stickfigures Wait, don't go away yet! Let's take a look at stickfigures. Lesson Try to draw these standing stickfigures and see if you master their proportions. Body language Stickfigures, again Now that you know how important it is to master proportions through simple stick figures, we go to the next use of stickfigures: 'the pose'. Stickfigures in action Here are a few examples how you can use a stickfigure to determine a pose. Lesson Try drawing stickfigures in action. Balance When you set up a pose, you will need to take into account its center of gravity.
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