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Hi, I'm Chommang :) Today, I'm going to talk about how to draw a body. But can I say all that with one video I did? I can never do that. But I'm sure I can talk about how to practice drawing bodies, the order of things like that. I divided it into 5 steps 01- Draw with Circles and Rectangles First, draw the head in a circle. The face is longer than we thought, so I'll draw it with a longer oval. You don't have to draw in detail from the beginning. And draw the upper body at twice the length of the face. Draw it using a Rectangle. Sometimes I draw the upper body in a big oval. And then I'm going to draw the pelvis in a small, wide Rectangle. The reason for using simple shapes to draw the human body is, It's for a simple representation of the complexity of the human body and a preliminary measure of its proportion and structure.
Of course, you might think this is a pre-stage for more detailed representation. But before that... It is to see the overall proportion without looking at the details. We basically have eyes for naturalness. Not necessarily the eyes of a good painter. Even my mom, who doesn't draw very well, She's gonna think it's weird to see pictures like this. We can easily find the awkwardness of the actual picture. But when we draw pictures, It's hard to find any awkwardness in the middle of drawing because I perceive that the drawing I draw is different from the real human body. You can feel the awkwardness by changing it little by little like a human body. I'm sure you've seen this kind of drawing. These image show the proportions of the basic human body. But the body we want to draw isn't always in the attention position.
So here we just need to know the proportion of the basic. And the moment the human body moves, These circles and squares turn into spheres, cylinders, and boxes. We need these to draw the human body in three dimensions. It's gonna be a little more complicated. And you need to know how to draw a sphere, a cylinder, and a box, right? 02 - Find Joints This step takes place almost simultaneously with the first step. The connection of the human body with a box or a cylinder is... It's a joint. First of all, if you drew the face and the upper body, Find the location of the joint and circle it. Even if it's hard to draw the human body right, Finding the location of the joint and marking it will be easy. Circle the joints except for the neck. Draw the neck with a curved cylinder. Still, it's hard to locate the joint? That's all right.
We can't locate the joint perfectly from the beginning. I mean, it's easy to access. I'm not saying you can draw it perfectly easily. If it's a little awkward, you can fix it. By repeating this process, we learn a sense of form. You get used to the human body a little bit more. And connect the joints that you found with the lines at first. Later, it changes into a square or a cylinder. In this process, it's easier to recognize the awkwardness of my drawing because it looks more like real people. 03- Tilt, Flow, Center of Gravity If the joint is positioned well, it will be drawn to match the tilt, flow, and center of gravity. But as I said before, it's hard to locate and draw the perfect joint from the beginning. So I'm going to make up and check for a more natural form. The shoulders are a little raised, right?
And the pelvis is pulled forward, so this is how the body will flow. The vertebrae in the back will look like this, right? The shoulder tilt is wrong here, so I fix it. The tilt and flow can be adjusted during drawing. You can draw this flow first, and then you can draw the human body accordingly. You can also modify it by finding the flow of the figures you drew earlier. If the human body is well drawn, We can see the natural flow in there. There may be flow to arms and legs. But the most important flow is the flow of the spine. And the center of gravity. The center of gravity is not well explained in this pose, but it's very important. Everything on Earth is affected by gravity. People who walk upright are naturally at the center of gravity. Of course, in some action scenes, the center of gravity is shifting. It could be exceptional. You don't have to think hard. If it doesn't look like it's about to fall down, that's fine.
For example, if one leg has a center of gravity, This is what the average shoulder tilt would look like. 04 - Anatomy It's finally Anatomy. There's a lot of people who know that you have to study anatomy when you draw the human body. But as you can see from the process so far, You don't know anatomy, but you can draw a human body. Rather, if you study anatomy without getting a sense of basic proportionality, I don't think it's a good way to draw a natural human body. And when you decide to study anatomy, The range is too wide. You don't even know where to start studying. My suggestion is, first of all, you should study the location of the joint. Unless the goal is to draw a hero with a nice muscle. Just a cylindrical arm is fine. But where the joint is located, if you don't have anatomical knowledge, It's hard to express the structure.
As long as you know the structure and anatomy of where the joints are located, In the rest of the parts, you can just draw what you see. You can draw it naturally. If you look on Pinterest, you'll find a lot of content. 05 - Gesture Drawing From step one to step three, we call it gesture drawing. Through this process, we study the proportion, structure, and flow of the human body. It's not an exercise for some partial description or structure. You can see the overall proportion, flow, and naturalness of the human body. In other words, you can learn to see naturally with your eyes. It's really important to learn this with your eyes. But, a lot of people don't know about this. Because you can't feel it right away when you learn it with your eyes. So someone is wandering around looking for principles and methods that seem to give me the right answer. The principles and methods are all described in the book.
It's easy to find a lot of references. But what's hard about drawing the human body is... We don't know with my eyes how natural the human body is. Because We're not used to it. It's quite difficult to draw the human body structurally well. You're gonna have to go through a lot of trials and errors. Yes, It's important to understand the principles and structure But, It would be helpful to think about how my eyes can see this natural form. If you draw a lot of pictures from this perspective, Little by little, your eyes will find their naturalness. One last thing I'd like to say is... Efforts to draw the human body well can be divided into two directions. The first is the effort to achieve the perfection of one drawing. The second is the effort to get used to the naturalness of the human body with your eyes. I want you to think carefully about what kind of effort would be better. In this video, we learned how to draw the human body structurally, and the sequence.
Not all of these processes take place step by step. It's a complex process. I divided it into 5 steps to find out the order of effectiveness and overall meaning when I study drawing. From now on, I will draw structural drawings methods and gesture drawing methods besides drawing croquis. I hope this video was helpful to you. See you next time. Bye~ :)
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