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Drawing More Dynamic Figures and Mimicking Action

Michelle Tabares, Cartoonist, Illustrator and Traveler

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11 Videos (32m)
    • Introduction

      2:27
    • Gesture Drawing

      3:29
    • Drawing From Life

      3:20
    • Drawing the Figure at an Angle

      2:28
    • Multiple Angles and Asymmetry

      2:58
    • Playing with Perspective

      3:23
    • Strain and Tension

      4:05
    • Dynamic Details

      4:17
    • The Black Silhouette Test

      2:36
    • Assignment

      2:07
    • Closing Thoughts

      1:10

About This Class

Do you occasionally struggle with making your figure drawings appear more lifelike, especially when they're in motion? The key to making any figure look more dynamic is by being able to visually mimic real life action. This class will walk you through how you can make your characters and figures look much more dynamic.

Throughout this class, we'll discuss a variety of different exercises and tips you can use to improve your observation and dynamic figure drawing skills. We'll cover ego over how everything from body positioning, using a variety of angles and asymmetry and playing with perspective all work together to make a figure drawing feel as though it is jumping off the page.

So if you're someone that wants to improve your action scenes or you just want to draw characters that move in a more believeable way, this is the class for you!

All music in this class is courtesy of DJ Quads: https://soundcloud.com/aka-dj-quads