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!