Tuesday, August 27, 2013


IN tonight's sessions I decided to try some of the techniques described by Michael D. Mattesi in his book Character Design from Life Drawing.  It's an amazing book, with exercises that prove challenging but very stimulating.

In this particular instance, I used his technique of finding elements of the body that will have a conversation (like her butt, feet, hand and face), frame them in different size rectangles based on proximity and hierarchy, and build the body shape with forceful shapes.

The result is this creature lady in gouache. Fun times!

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