Let’s learn how to draw. How to learn the basics of how to draw from the comfort of your sofa.
You’ve probably wondered about this, ever since you read an old magazine ad from the late 90’s looking very similar to this one:
These are the things I do that got me to college, my college degree. They’re the things I do that got me a job, and so on.
Now imagine this is the same ad again, but with a bit more structure, so that we can see it’s also a self-published book.
What do you think?
If you want to learn everything about how to draw from the comfort of your sofa, read the book, and then the next one:
Learning how to draw how to draw (in two parts) How to draw from the comfort of your sofa
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A few of the things from the book I’ve discussed above — in the book it says we draw the same way we use our hands, but for drawing we need something which requires more coordination and flexibility.
So here’s the “how-to” that I’m offering:
How to draw from the perspective of a child.
It’s a very simple approach, and should get you well on your way, once you get to know your body.
The first thing to realize is that your perspective must relate to something else. There’re two things I need a perspective for:
1. A body that holds a subject, and is drawn in to it (in this case my hands)
2. A body which is drawn to, by the direction (i.e. line) the object is in.
In the example below, the subject is represented by the lines in the diagram to the left of the diagram
As you can see, the body of the figure draws to the right of the direction of the subject’s head. What happens if the subject (namely the object) is moving backwards?
Well, I can’t draw what I imagine the subject to be doing as it moves backwards, that depends upon the subject — it’s possible that the subject goes to the right if it goes backwards as fast as it would if it were going forwards.
I can’t see how to solve this unless something else gives me a way to relate to the