Hi! I was wondering where one could learn to draw those action lines you use when drawing attacks. I've tried finding tutorials on the subject but most are kinda poor in quality, normally failing in explaining when/where to use them. Do you have any recommendations?
I learnt them by mostly drawing sprite work and reading lots of comics when I was younger. sorry~ I don’t have no tutorials for them, but I can show you what I know!
I used to just draw straight lines in sai paint, but you can use clip paint’s rulers
Action lines are used to convey a speedy motion and to show the flow of movement, like a “swoosh!”
Or what I used recently, to show Impact! The lines follow the direction of the action, converging at the focal point of the action, usually the impact or the weapon.
This not only shows speed and the “umph!” of an action, it also helps bring attention and focus to the fight.
Using these can help bring focus to a particular point in the drawing
That’s at least my basic understanding of how to use these action lines anyways >w< I hope this helps!