Character Costume Figure Drawing: Step-by-Step Drawing Methods for Theatre Costume Designers

Character Costume Figure Drawing: Step-by-Step Drawing Methods for Theatre Costume Designers

Language: English

Pages: 350

ISBN: 0240811844

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Character Costume Figure Drawing will develop your drawing skills to improve your renderings. Not only is this book gorgeous and inspirational, but these comprehensive visual images carefully illustrate--step-by-step--how to successfully render dynamic characters with personality and life. This book presents drawing instruction with detailed breakdowns of various types of characters. Maternal? Elderly? Sassy? Sexy? It all starts with body proportion, bone structure, body masses, facial expressions, and the hands and feet. Hats, props, fabrics, and choice of medium are all thoroughly covered to ensure the ability to develop convincing lifelike characters.

  • Includes unique three-step drawing guides that develop the sketch from stick figure to full-blown character
  • Detailed examples of how to draw faces, hands, and feet
  • Learn to draw realistic fabrics in a multitude of colors and textures
  • NEW: Learn to draw your character based on the time period they are from
  • NEW: Learn to draw children and music/dance characters.

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Placement of the Centerline for Profile View Thus, the centerline of the profile will be at the edge of the profile block (see Figure 2-8). In the three-quarter view, the centerline moves to either side of the block, depending on which way the head turns (see Figure 2-9). When facing left, the centerline moves to the left; when facing right, the centerline moves to the right. The centerline is curved, regardless of whether the head is facing left or right. } Draw horizontal lines inside each

Face  m  73 Contouring the Nose (see Figure 2-14) 2-14  Contouring the Nose, Ear, and Mouth } The nose is symmetrically set in the center of the face. There are four basic planes that structure nose shape—the top, the two sides, and the bottom. It is narrower at the top and wider near the bottom. The profile of the nose is easiest to draw, whereas the frontal view is most difficult. The three-quarter view of the nose usually overlaps with the corner of the eye farthest away. Only three planes

for this second edition. As an instructor, I have been working with theatre costume design students for many years. I know how students become frustrated when drawing human figures, and I understand their needs. I feel like I have a responsibility to write this book in order to help students who have trouble drawing, and I hope that this book will greatly help all prospective designers out there. Because English is my second language, writing this book has been a very difficult task. Some days I

transition from light to dark takes place. When light hits an angular object (such as a box), it produces a hard-edged boundary line. The hard-edged boundary line is created by the sharp turn on the object. Hard edges can be seen on a human body at the nose bridge, jawline, and the outline of the lips. Soft edges show up on nonflat surfaces such as the forehead, cheekbones, arms, legs, and torso. Soft edges often occur on human bodies because of their cylindrical forms. To create a soft edge,

recommend you use my system as a guide or reference for drawing stage costumes. 1-3  Proportions of the Body, Stick Structure, Front and Back Views 1-4  Contouring Lines for the Male Body, Front and Back Views 1-5  Contouring Lines for the Female Body, Front and Back Views Front View Back View Front View Back View Front View Back View 6  m  Chapter 1 The Basic Bone Structure of the Body The bone structure in this book is symbolic and abstract. It is not my intention to copy the real

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