Drawing Characters from Different Angles- Help!



  • Hi ,

    So I have been trying to do the task in the workbook below . I apologies for the terrible image.

    anyway I just keep getting confused on how to draw a cube around the character and how to turn the cube around, and the draw the character .

    Any help or guidance would be very much appreciated !
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    Thank you heaps



  • @Di07
    That's coming along really well! Threatening AND cute! It's such a great shape.
    I know that for me, using perspective lines on a small scale can help keep the proportions together, it may be pretty useful on that 4th box.



  • I think this is a really cute character. So fun... the volume is pretty believable for sure. Is it your character or was it started on the page and you have to redraw it in perspective?
    I find it helpful to plot the footprints out well. If you get the feet in a consistent place, then the character "grows" upwards from that in a believable way.
    I changed the foot placement to be more in line with a square drawn on the floor plane of the character. I know my draftsmanship is not really that great, but I hope it illustrates a point. I moved his right foot into the corner of the square on the ground. This makes him feel more stable and like he is actually standing in space... then I just drew squares in the floor and put his little footprints in those squares. Does that make sense? My little redraw in the lower left of the panel is not great but it starts to work based on the footprint placement.
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  • @benben8it I wish I could take credit its Will Terry's and Jake Parkers assignment from the Children's Illustrating course, great fun , so im supposed to attempt to draw the same character from different angles. Thanks for the tips :)



  • @Bob-Crum Thanks for the awesome break down this Will Terry's and Jake Parkers assignment from the Children's Illustrating course, great fun , so im supposed to attempt to draw the same character from different angles.

    I have been trying to find the angle from the eyes, the feet are great place to start. I always start of ok then get a bit confused about which part of the character should fit in which part of the cube , not sure if that makes sense


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