How to draw your characters from ANY angle!

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mck-mck's avatar
crtl+z! crtl+z! crtl+z! <-- haha! yes exactly how I feel sometimes!

This is actually such a great idea, i will for sure try it.

I also like how you said "you don't need professional tools" - that's always been an issue for me and trying things, I always feel like I have to go all out with materials because I see people do that in tutorials, but then I feel like I'd be wasting legit materials and then I end up not doing anything Sweating a little... 

As expected, another great video :D keep up the great work!
SephirothsFlamedWing's avatar
I've always wanted to do one of these things, but I could never make it look right. I guess I wasn't being honest with myself during the initial stages. Or maybe I need to work on my sculpting skills. Or both, probably. :lol:
staypee's avatar
Thank so much for this, Stephen! Very helpful!
I was having trouble drawing this character I had, so I bought clay. Unfortunately, they only have, this kids clay that are not bakeable so that didn't go well. But I'm still looking for that kind of clay near me.
nonecansee's avatar
Oh! I didn't think to use aluminum foil for the inside =P

Does it also help with the mobility of the clay while you sculpt?

And that said, could other things be used for filling the armature (like paper)?
Geekygami's avatar
Thanks, very helpful tutorial, mostly on the use of clay.
Kind of strange that this came out right as I started working with a 3d program to make maquettes :shifty:
Sosho59Seko's avatar
Great, simply explained and applied
IceFireDrag's avatar
thank you so much for this! I've been meaning to try some of that Clay but I never knew how it worked. Thank you Stephen you're such an inspiration.
TheDJTC's avatar
I used to love skittles until they replaced lime with green apple. Like BLECH.

I've never had a ctrl-Z moment, tho I guess I learned to draw on notepads n stuff.

Interesting idea, whenever I have money to blow I should try it.
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EmilyReich's avatar
This is so helpful! I never thought about doing this (or even knew about this I guess). I've always had trouble with consistency in angles of characters--ahh so helpful!
LC-TV's avatar
Thank you so much for posting this! Racing Girl Emoji (Ehehe) [V4]
This will really help me when I start animating my series!
Again, thank you so much, honey!!

Also, you look great!  
james-talon's avatar
Thank you for posting this! Also I have that book and I love it!
LauraHollingsworth's avatar
Thanks! This is very relevant to me right now. I've been sketching out head angles for a new character all morning. I think it's time for me to break out the clay again! Also, I like the idea of drawing on the facial features like you showed in the beginning. When I've done this before I end up spending too long trying to sculpt those tiny details and they never come out right.
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