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Monday, November 05, 2007

Zig Zag

Sometimes we get models who don't want to be involved in creating interesting poses, so they just stand there. One of the things I always try to express when this happens is, remember to zig zag your line. What I mean by that is when drawing a model that's too stiff we need to push and pull the pen left to right, find what's interesting in the pose. Feel their balance in the hips, the shoulders or the tilt of the head and neck. Many times our drawing arm moves mainly up and down {in the strokes} causing the structure of the sketch to be too stiff. Moving left to right can help add some rhythm and zig zag!






10 comments:

Cooked Art said...

Hey dave - thanks for the tips.

Just wanted to say you did a great job on Bee Movie - I hope it does really well!

Irene said...

Dave,
Amazing work. Happy to know you are doing well. Always knew you would be.
Irene

RIKYU said...

Dave,

Great Stuff.

How about Class?? This Monday??

Matt

Jenny said...

Yeah! CLASS!

Leonardo Alannis said...

Excellent expressives and very helpful hints, theyre great eating.


muy chigones dibujos

Tobio said...

a master class, thanks,..gracias desde el otro lado del charco...
gran trabajo...

Amanda said...

I've never thought of doing that, and I've had models that seem like they don't want to be there. Thanks for the tips! :D

pappy d said...

Cool drawings & a good reminder that even gravity is dynamic.

marissa said...

i just started going to a drop-in figure drawing session near my college... this post of yours has really helped my sketches improve[i hope]!

seems like i learn something from every post of yours, so i just wanted to thank you. hopefully this isn't too creepy.

please keep doin' what you're doin!

-marissa

Dave Pimentel said...

Marissa- thanks! I will...oh and not creepy at all