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07 July 2005, 07:14 PM

I am learning to draw characters for animation.
and I am using "Natural Way to Draw" by Nicolaides.

I would like to share gesture drawings and other studies of the book with anyone using the same book.

is there anyone using it too?

plz let me know.

I have posted some of my drawings in my website [2d art section].
check it out :

waiting for reply ....

07 July 2005, 07:35 PM
to me to draw naturally is to keep my eyes closed

k, sorry about dat :P

hey some nice animation and 3D art on your site , dude...
the guy on the right did a litlte confusing stuff with his arms in
the trapeze clip, but otherwise it was cool, funny.

07 July 2005, 12:44 PM
Well, I am a bit surprised as I saw no gestures at your site. Anyways, here is one of my last ones (you know, the 1 minute pose gesture):
You must remember what's said at the begining of the book: those gestures are made to be destroyed and not to be shown to anyone... I feel a bit ashamed for posting such a scribble here ::shrug:

07 July 2005, 02:55 PM
hey teyete,

the drawing are good, but only one thing I want to tell,

as far as I have read the book , it says that the gestures have no surface.
its the inside thing of overly surface.

so the lines showing edges or surface shouldnt be drawn while doing gesture study.

ur drawing is more of a manikkin study than gesture.

I am not pointing out any mistake of yours , I am just telling what I grasped from
"Natural Way to Draw",

I will post some of my studies on my site, and then will tell you,

bye then.

07 July 2005, 04:56 PM
You are right. The goal is to capture the gesture. But after 6 months of drawing them daily, I have evolved to this...:(
I am taking a break now from the book, just when I reached its midway. I was begining to be a bit stressed ;)

07 July 2005, 09:31 PM
I'll tell you, your scribbling to get the pose looks a lot better than mine! lol

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