Monday, June 10, 2013

Starting With The Big Toe

June 10, 2013
  Worked on a couple things over the weekend. Whipped out this sketch of a lone car on a lonesome two-lane highway.

Also, worked a bit on a variety of scenes:

The kiss of death for a drawing is to start with the head. I've known that for a long time. It locks the body down and makes it inflexible and the rest of the composition stunted. I once took a week long drawing class from Burne Hogarth (of Tarzan fame, but a different Tarzan artist than the one I'm poaching above, Russ Manning) who taught me to start with the rib cage and work outward, but I just read Dali, and he claims you should always start with the big toe, so I did.

"Always draw the human figure, starting with the big toe. Never the head."
—Salvador Dali