|Purpose & Principles Involved
The purpose of this exercise is to continue to work with the basic principles of perspective:
POINT OF VIEW
ONE POINT PERSPECTIVE
3 DIMENSIONAL THINKING & DRAWING
Since the basic shape that is used in the head is a sphere it is very important that you understand the correct way of drawing a solid three dimensional sphere with proper surface contours. No matter how experienced you are, you should always start your drawing of the cartoon head with the sphere. All the features of the face must be anchored to the sphere. The proper use of perspective will create a more solid and professional looking drawing.
This is a fairly simple assignment, yet necessary to the overall process of learning to draw cartoon characters. The primary thing to be thinking about here is to think 3 dimensionally. Pretend that the circles are actually balls of clay in your hand and youre actually drawing on the surface of the sphere.
Read pages 35 - 50 of Designing Cartoon Characters for Animation.
- Not thinking in 3D
- Drawing the ellipses too flat for the angle of the plane that they should be on.
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