Where do I start?
1. Load up JustSketchMe.
2. Get something to draw on & something to draw with.
(We used Photoshop & Wacom Intuos)
3. Pick a Character & Pose from the pose library / make your own pose.
We chose > Combat > “Vampire claws”
Draw A Full Turnaround
Make a quick sketch of each angle. Don’t spend more than a few minutes on each side.
This will help you grow your 3D perception and anatomy skills!
- Try to use only curves or a straight line (No ‘S’ shapes!)
Light and shadow create the illusion of volume!
Practice sketching the same pose with different lighting.
These are exercises, not completed drawings.
Line of action
To make it easier: find the line of action before drawing your pose.
Line of action: The internal line that spans from the head to the feet conveys the action carried out by the figure.
Imagine the line is connected to the spine.
- Follows the spine ✔
- Flows with the motion ✔
- Sits outside the body ❌
- Goes against the motion ❌
What does it teach you?
This exercise teaches your brain to see the figure as a whole & rapidly identify the essential essence of what makes a pose interesting. ✔
- Alida Loubser