Friday, March 25, 2011

Getting Some Perspective!

This has been a tough image! Perspective/foreshortening is a lot harder than I imagined. I took a picture of my daughter and it helped to draw on it to see where everything lined up. Just thought I'd share my process!

I kept cutting the boy's suit in Photoshop to get it situated just right, played with the transform tool, pasted, cloned, this looks cobbled together. It is a learning piece for sure. I'll print it and redraw it to get a clean image. Then I'll rescan and start piecing it together again.

Success will be mine...dammit!

Speaking of success...I've been reading up on drawing the figure, expressions, and figures in action. Here is a book list that I'm finding most helpful:
Cartooning the Head and Figure by Jack Hamm
Drawing and Cartooning 1,001 Faces by Dick Gautier
Action! Cartooning by Ben Caldwell
Drawing Fashion by Bill Thames
Dynamic Figure Drawing by Burne Hogarth
The Artist's Complete Guide to Facial Expressions by Gary Faigin