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Drawing or representing a three-dimensional object on a two-dimensional surface requires in essence a language translation. You are translating a three-dimensional form into a language that will be effective on a two-dimensional surface….Drawing paper. Some of you may feel like your drawings are much more successful when you draw from a photograph as a reference. […]
Defining Beauty: Andrew Loomis – Women http://underpaintings.blogspot.com/2009/11/defining-beauty-andrew-loomis-women.html Andrew Loomis – Figure Drawing For All It’s Worth How To Draw A Head
We picture the human figure as a series of geometric forms. The underlying geometric form is the cylinder. By drawing a human body in cylindrical form, you become aware not only of the body’s contours, but its dimensions as well.
Hold the pencil far from its tip, sometimes using the little or ring finger against drawing paper/board to support the hand. Start the drawing with light, long straight lines; go for simple and big shape only. Carefully find center line of the head and torso as well as the lines connecting the symmetrical body parts, […]
As you begin your exploration of the human figure, it is helpful to have information that furthers your understanding of basic proportional relationships. While the idealized canon of proportions tells us that a standing adult figure is 8 head-lengths tall, reality and experience tells us that many figures are closer to 7 ½ heads tall, […]