Monday, January 31, 2011
Drawing people has always been something of an Achiles' heel for me (so post a person very first! :-) but it's also what I've been working on the most lately. I was going for a 'gibson-y girl' look...I really can't decide if it's what I got across or not! Ah well.
So, speaking of art, there are a few books I would totally recommend. One that I am using all the time these days is called "Figure it Out!-a beginner's guide to drawing people" by Chris Hart. It's amazing! Unlike most people drawing books, this one keeps mostly to simple shapes and doesn't get all detailed on the body. :-) It's a really good book for those of us that find most art books a bit...uncomfortable.
Another great book is, "Cartoon Animation" by Preston Blair. It's a nice, step-by-step drawing guide, dealing mostly with animals. It has a nice section on people too, but it's mostly good for learning how to draw cuddly little animals. :-)
At some point I want to post some 'cudley' little animals. Cuddly, cuddly, cuddly!