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.
It physically hurts my body to see how they’ve changed
I did a thing for a contest and I think it turned out pretty durn cute
Well I hope you fucking win because this is a win!
Bunch of Cas icons for your use! Bottom 3 were requested versions of Cas, hopefully they’re distinguishable! ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
Dean icons for your use! If you guys wanna flip the icons/edit the bg colour, feel free to! uvu [Cas version]
i can do (anything) — for the days before they let you realize you are Amazing, the days after, and all the time between
do better (say anything) / flaws (bastille) / little secrets (passion pit) / my leather my fur my nails (stepdad) / critical (state champs) / ode to the always-rights (astrokid) / story of my life (one direction) / bloom (the paper kites) / pale beneath the tan (squeeze) (the front bottoms) / stepping stone (andy grammer) / anything (hedley)
( listen here! )
- Bastille - Pompeii
- Capital Cities - Safe And Sound
I hate April’s fools …
i need a water cooler hat
like a beer hat
only it’s a straw connected to a water cooler
and i can just drink that non stop
just pump cold water right into my mouth
it’s all i need