Draw a Circus of Movement - Simple Techniques to Bring your Characters to Life

Nina Rycroft, Picture Book Illustrator

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11 Videos (53m)
    • Introduction

      2:21
    • Body Posture

      3:16
    • Forward Movement

      4:34
    • Drawing Movement from Reference

      6:38
    • The Art of Exaggeration

      5:42
    • Body Language

      4:11
    • Body Language...Continued

      4:45
    • Age Appropriate Movement

      3:47
    • Drawing with Line and Gesture

      7:26
    • To Finish

      1:36
    • BONUS - Body Language...Adding Detail

      8:28
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About This Class

Learn simple techniques that will bring your characters to life, all the while developing a Character Reference Sheet to use for a project, a portfolio piece or a publishing pitch.

Draw a wire frame of your character to explore body posture, forward motion and learn how to apply poses found in any reference to your character. Experiment with body language and exaggeration to bring personality and story to your character. Explore age appropriate movement, line-of-action and gesture to produce a Character Reference Sheet. 

YOU WILL LEARN

  • body posture
  • forward motion
  • to use reference material
  • body language
  • exaggeration
  • line-of-action
  • age appropriate movement
  • drawing with gesture

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Hi! I'm Nina Rycroft, a picture book illustrator. I worked as a graphic designer in Sydney and London before turning my hand to illustration, with my first picture book Little Platypus receiving a CBCA (Children's Book Council of Australia) Notable Book Award in 2000. Since then, I've had more than a dozen picture book...

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