Box Men Scenes
Box Men Scenes
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Drawing Exercises for Beginners

Drawing Exercises for Beginners

Box Men Scenes

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Box Men Scenes

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Steven Zapata
You’ve got your box men, how about putting them into some box scenes?
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Francesca D'Oriano
any chance of a video on how to draw Box Women? finding the shapes of women much more challenging as a box version
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kemon
The scene drawn by Steven in this video is occupied by figures but in the finished drawing would all be men. There are no boxed men or boxed women really. I suppose you could make some boxes smaller and others bigger but don't get hung up on details, they need to be simple forms while giving enough visual information to make it look like a figure in space. if you or any artist wanted a less boxy look as a foundation for drawing a more feminine figure this artist could use circles and ovals instead of boxes. But this is actually harder then it sounds. When drawing a scene in perspective, unless you've done this hundreds of times it will be very hard to draw a figure in perspective using circles and ovals. Without cross contour lines those circles and ovals have no "depth", they dont look like spheres they look like circles. The boxes help the learner see the figure in perspective much easier. Drawing figures from many different perspectives really gives the student a working knowledge of thinking/drawing in 3d space.
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9mo
Ok, I'm kind of spooked because this doesn't seem beginner at all. But it is what it is, so I YOLOed this one from imagination
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kemon
Your box human is quite good. This is simply a base for drawing the human figure. The better you can make these boxed figures look more life like the better your finished drawing will look. Life like in terms like - does it have a natural or awkward suggestion of movement but not meaning a finished render. The finished part comes way later. I would say going for complete accuracy right now is not important. If all you wanted to do was draw a human what you have here is about all you need as a base form. Of course there's room for improvement but that will come with practice and in time, there's no need to get spooked. These are great exercises for the beginner. These are foundations that need to be practiced a lot and applied even as you get better.
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jezdurant
Is it worth getting hold of a bendy artists manequin or is it best to draw from imagination? Thanks
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Elior Nagar
what exactly does mileage mean? I assume that it means just how much you draw but I'v seen a lot of definition's online and I just want an offical answer
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Steven Zapata
Well, there's definitely no "official" answers in art, but I think of it as just how much you draw. It does mean something on its own even separated from what or how you're drawing, as it gives you ease and relaxation when you draw and an intimate knowledge of what your medium does when applied in a variety of ways. When I advise someone to "get more mileage" I mean fill multiple sketchbooks with who-cares-what just fill 'em!
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