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Drawing tips 1

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Made with deviantART muro Just thought I'd pass on some tips on how I approach some of these drawings and compositions.
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wangssq's avatar
Oh  this' gonna be so cool~  The first video lesson I've take on dA!!
Vimes-DA's avatar
Thanks for making these lessons in muro, they are very helpful. Hope you do some more :D
Forty-Nine's avatar
More Pleeeeaaaaase! This is helpful.
Gemini-two's avatar
these are great tips
Nvhugo's avatar
this applies when you want to draw comic books? =I
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Caleb-Brown's avatar
By "To draw period" he means that these tips for all drawings regardless of what you are drawing. You can apply the info to whatever you want.
Just clearing it up cause English may not be your first language and it seems like you didn't know what the phrase meant.
:)
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FiskXPhantom's avatar
THis is incredible!
COOL STUFF, LOVE THIS TUT. YOU SHOULD MAKE IT SO THAT IT CAN BE DOWNLOADED FOR LATER REF. Sorry didnt realize I was shouting.
Franky33's avatar
Thanks for sharing!. very helpful
basil81's avatar
Very helpful. It's easy to forget the basics, and I commend you for demonstrating it as concisely as you did. I learned about starting from the chest a while ago and it worked well for me, but my lizard brain caused me to revert to starting from the head. This is a sobering reminder. Start. From. The. Chest. Thanks...:)
rcxdirectrix's avatar
wow! this is extremely helpful!
i'm not really good with human anatomy..
but.. thanks for sharing this :)
Mysticwhip's avatar
why always start with chest?
DanNortonArt's avatar
The chest is the center mass. The spine is only capable of turning in so many directions, so arms, legs and head are only appendages. When you start with the chest, you can put the mass in a space on the page and manage the limbs within that space. The mass of the chest will also regulate the scale of your limbs including the head. Besides, when you start with the head, you may find your pose will stiffen up or you will digress to a more basic stance.
Mysticwhip's avatar
I was thinking, couldn't you achieve the same level of flexibility in your pose by laying down a line of action then working however you choose?
DanNortonArt's avatar
An action line is great, but I like assigning the line to the form. With just the line, you still have to marry up the form against the motion. It also doesn't give a sense of scale off the bat.
Mysticwhip's avatar
ahh,well you're the master I suppose.
Mysticwhip's avatar
ahh I see, thanks for the reply. It's more natural for me to draw the head first but when I draw the chest first my poses are way more dynamic but I have difficulty placing the head. I suppose I should just practice drawing the chest first. Thanks again for the reply.
Dracowyr's avatar
Thanks for sharing your tips and techniques!
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