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In response to some reader questions, this is a compilation of notes about construction drawing that may or may not prove helpful.
There are related notes about Expressions here, and an old drawing tutorial here, covering some of the same material.
I’d also recommend to anyone trying to learn how to draw this way (or any way) to check out Andrew Loomis books. They’re old, but are still superior to most of the how-to-draw stuff you can find out there. Furthermore, they’re in the public domain now, so they’re freely available online.
Additionally, the archives of the John K. Stuff blog are full of useful information and insight about character drawing, character design, and character appeal.
Legschilla, of course, belongs to the inimitable Der-shing Helmer.
Reblogging because of amazing. I’m shocked over how many people don’t start off with construction sketches. The difference is noticeable.
always reblog awesome advice. I admit I often skip construction for faces (I find it limits me, personally, because I do wackier, less ‘on model’ faces) but I skeleton every drawing I do. people who just DRAW astound me either with how bad they are (WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT) or how great they are (HOW DO YOU DO THAT)
Reblogging for Liefeldchilla, he is my spirit animal.