Character Costume Figure Drawing: Step-by-Step Drawing by Tan Huaixiang

By Tan Huaixiang

Personality dress determine Drawing will enhance your drawing abilities to enhance your renderings. not just is that this e-book lovely and inspirational, yet those entire visible photographs conscientiously illustrate--step-by-step--how to effectively render dynamic characters with character and existence. This publication provides drawing guideline with targeted breakdowns of assorted different types of characters. Maternal? aged? Sassy? attractive? all of it begins with physique percentage, bone constitution, physique plenty, facial expressions, and the arms and toes. Hats, props, materials, and selection of medium are all completely coated to make sure the power to strengthen convincing life like characters.

Includes distinctive three-step drawing courses that boost the cartoon from stick determine to full-blown character
Detailed examples of ways to attract faces, arms, and feet
Learn to attract practical materials in a mess of colours and textures
NEW: discover ways to draw your personality in accordance with the period of time they're from
NEW: learn how to draw young ones and music/dance characters.

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When body parts bend, they form folds at the inner bending area and produce pulling wrinkles as they radiate from the outer bending area. When the body is in less action, the garments show fewer folds and wrinkles. In this case, just draw a few strokes at the joint areas to define where the joints are for a more realistic impression. When drawing garments, be aware of several factors. Realize that collars, especially high ones, go around the neck even though the back of the collar is not visible; collars must stay on top of the shoulder-slope lines.

Performance-major students take period movement and dialogue courses that are designed to allow their bodies and voices to adapt to roles in a period production. Costume designers should create suitable body frames for characters that will accent garments for that period and produce believable characters that will enhance the costume design. Head-to-toe figures in three-quarter-view poses are usually the best for presenting expressive costumes because they show front, side, and partial-back views.

The inner side of the forearm starts just below the elbow bending line. ) Contouring the Legs and Feet When contouring the legs and feet, refer to Figure 1-35. The curved V-shaped line at the front of the crotch is where the leg muscles start. Use curved lines to draw the thigh and the lower leg, and use straight lines for the knee area. The thigh portion is thicker and fuller than the lower leg; the knee area contains less muscle. The lower leg tapers down to the ankle; the calves are full and firm, and the bottom of the calf line ends at the halfway point of the lower leg.

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