Sketch Tips & Techniques on the Web shared by John Wilson

How to Simplify the Figure: When you are laying out a page, you need to be able to draw the figure loosely to be able to experiment with the pose that will be right for the particular action. However, you also have to include all the information that you would in a complete figure or some of the perspective and angles will be lost. You need to learn how to simplify the figure so you can create your poses and once you settle on one, finalize it in the finished artwork. This video goes over that process.

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20 hours ago  ·  

7 Steps to Great Character Design: Building a new character, like building a physical structure, is a process that has steps that need to be followed to make the character successful. After years of practice and learning, many artists have developed their own processes that they go through that works well for them to ensure the best possible character designs. Here are animation artist Aaron Blaise's seven steps for creating characters.

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2 days ago  ·  

How to Draw the Female Figure by Jim Lee: For me, there is no better artist in the modern era than Jim Lee. Not only is he one of the most skilled anatomists in the business but he is one of the most skilled at drawing overall scenes from the simplest background tree to the most involved piece of futuristic machinery. One of the aspects that Lee is most famous for is his skill at drawing women. Jim Lee's women achieve the balance of looking realistic, incredibly sexy and powerful all at the same time. In this video, he shows off his natural teaching skills as well by giving a tutorial on drawing a female figure.

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3 days ago  ·  

Line Weight: Adding line weight in your inking is all important as it adds value, depth and realism to your drawing. It gives your flat line art a roundness that makes it jump off the page and helps establish where the light is coming from in the scene. If you learn nothing else as an inker, you need to learn how to properly add line weights to your inked drawings. You and the penciler will be glad you did. This tutorial features a young artist inking her own work and going through the entire process.

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7 days ago  ·  

Color Schemes: The use of color informs your character. Bright colors make your character seem happy and cheerful. Darker colors make your character seem sad or angry. Black tends to lend itself more towards evil or villainous characters while white is the color of the angels. These color clues help the reader know things about your character before they ever speak a word. Here one character is colored in six different ways.

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1 week ago  ·