isam prado

chiefbrownbottom  asked:

how do you go about structuring your drawings? i have a style but i don't know how to continue with different angles for my characters. i want to start animating soon and i think my drawings could really benefit from a smooth timeline.

hi! it’s all just shapes, just think about everything as a simple shape. a complex character is made up of more shapes stuck together. easy peasy! (is it..) 

EXERCISE:
pick up some clay 
make your characters
you could use these clay babies as reference, but it’s more about exercising your brain to think about how things are built 3-dimensionally

EXERCISE:
the fastest/most brutal way to get good at drawing is to draw… a comic.

EXERCISE:
drawing from life
draw the same object from 5 points of view
draw a human from 5 points of view

here are some artists that i think of when i think “3-dimensional characters”

Ariel ries - Witchy http://www.witchycomic.com
AirFortress - http://airfortress.tumblr.com/
Hanna K - http://hannakdraws.tumblr.com/
Natasha Allegri - http://natazilla.tumblr.com/
Polly Guo - http://pollyguo.tumblr.com/
Mickey Q - http://goknights.tumblr.com/
Isam Prado - http://isammakesstuff.tumblr.com/

hope that’s helpful!