Sunday, January 17, 2016

Wisdom From the Temple

Mark Kennedy, at Temple of the Seven Golden Camels:

For some reason, when we draw people we all have a tendency to draw them straight up and down. I'm not sure why this is. Maybe it's because it's just easier to draw people that way. Maybe it comes from our innate instinct to straighten things out and find order to things. And maybe it's because when we all started studying drawing and anatomy, we all studied the same anatomy books, and anatomy books tend to have a lot of flat, straight-up-and-down illustrations. ...

Maybe we were all influenced to think that these stiff and uninteresting poses were the way bodies should look. Or maybe not. Whatever the reason, it's a common tendency among artists. ...

Mr. Kennedy is one of the old pros in the storyboarding trade, and it's worth your while to read what he has to say on drawing figures, staging scenes, and most anything else connected to animated features.

So go there now.


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