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May 25, 2017, 08:34:18 AM by Pa Kalsha | Views: 99 | Comments: 0
Fundamentals
Page layout
Panel
Also known as: Panel, frame, box
A single drawing on a page. Often (but not necessarily) contained within an outline, the shapes of panels can be used as a narrative device, to show actions, flashbacks or dream sequences, or to manipulate pacing.
Gutter
The space between panels. This area might be coloured to denote events happening in a different t...
December 11, 2016, 10:02:37 AM by Pa Kalsha | Views: 1931 | Comments: 0
Fundamentals
Lights
Once you’ve got your workspace just the way you like it, it’s time to make sure you can see what you’re doing. The best light for a studio is natural light coming from a stable source, such as a window facing towards the nearest pole, north or south depending on which side of the equator you live, but we can’t all be that lucky. The rest of us (plus those lucky few, if they want to work after dark) have to consider the way we light our workspace and engineer it to o...
December 11, 2016, 09:51:47 AM by Pa Kalsha | Views: 2001 | Comments: 0
Fundamentals
Desk layout
To cut a long tutorial short, every artist has a different workflow so there’s no “right” way to lay out a workspace. That said, some ways that are better than others and, as with most things in art, what works for you is something you can only really learn by doing.

Obviously, the first thing you need is a work surface. That can be a wooden board propped against the edge of a desk or a table easel, all the way up to a specialist drawing table...
September 11, 2016, 09:39:36 AM by Pa Kalsha | Views: 2205 | Comments: 0
Characters
Now you’ve drawn a few front and side views, we’re going to put them together to draw a head turned slightly away from the front - called a “three-quarter view”. The biggest hurdle here is to start thinking of the head as a 3D form; once you’ve got a handle on that, everything that follows starts to click into place.
The placement of the features in this view is difficult to explain precisely as they’re subject to foreshortening as the head rotates, so using a model, statue or some kind of ...
August 28, 2016, 06:03:41 PM by Pa Kalsha | Views: 2293 | Comments: 0
Characters
Now that we've mastered the head from the front, we're going to draw the head from the side. This is no harder than the front view, and will help you draw stamps and silhouette portraits and conversations. A multitude of uses!

Start with the ball shape again, dividing it into quarters as before. From one edge, draw a line straight down to show the plane of the face. Inside the circle, draw where the slice we took out for the front view goes - a circle two-thirds the size of the head, ...
July 03, 2016, 11:21:09 AM by Pa Kalsha | Views: 2189 | Comments: 0
Characters
Drawing a head immediately puts us into the territory of character design - you can play with the relative height and width of the skull and the shape of the jawline to indicate sex and age, to create different characters, or indicate temperament, a character's role within a group and a host of other features. We'll be addressing all that in future lessons but, for now, this tutorial will walk you through the construction of a generic adult head.

The basis of the head is a ball. Add a...
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