Someone asked me how I draw Capaldi’s hair, so I’ve done a little tutorial that’s applicable to most short hairstyles on any character. It’s been a while since I’ve done a how-to so this was pretty fun.
This short lesson on “feeling” the action by sports cartooning legend Willard Mullin applies equally well to animation.
@curdalert, asked me a few weeks ago,
“How do you approach figure drawing?”
While this isn’t really figure drawing in the traditional sense. This is just me trying to show how I see the human form, how I simplify things for myself to understand enough to move past all the bullshit and difficulty of drawing.
I’m by no means an expert in anatomy. I don’t know all the ins and outs of every damn bone, ligament or muscle. It’s all too much. A lot of this learned from sifting through tutorials and browsing the internet.
But figure drawing itself in the traditional sense is more about capturing the form. The force and flow of a pose. But I do keep a lot what I’m showing here in mind when I’m drawing from memory. I should however be doing a lot more life drawing, which is like zero at the moment. What I’m showing here can help de-mystify the human form a bit.
So basically, this little tutorial I threw together is really about these 3 SHAPES and how everything is a mix of those 3 shapes. No magic. No abiding by rules of how many heads fit into a body. It’s all just shapes.
Hope this helps. If there’s anything else you’d like to know, please send me more questions and I’ll do my best to answer them :)