|RatCreature (ratcreature) wrote in slothsdraw,|
@ 2007-09-10 18:30:00
Pick one or two attitudes from this list, and draw a body to match:In case you have problems getting a handle on body language, I scanned a couple of pages for you from various drawing books. First four pages from Will Eisner's Comics and Sequential Art (p. 102 / p. 103 / p. 104 / p. 105), four pages from a chapter on body language from Wizard How To Draw (p. 14 / p. 15 / p. 16 / p. 17), and finally the first ten pages from McCloud's chapter on body language (sorry for the blurriness towards the spine side of these scans, I just didn't want to break the back of my comic completely, I can just recommend buying or borrowing the actual comic for a decent look -- p. 102 / p. 103 / p. 104 / p. 105 / p. 106 / p. 107 / p. 108 / p. 109 /p. 110 / p. 111).
No facial expression for this one, just a nose and ears to show head position.
Again, give the same list to a friend and ask him/her to guess which pose you were going for.
Choose one of the following themes:Of course you don't have to do this exercise in comic form, you can just draw a regular background to evoke a mood just as well.
Then make a single page, nine panel comic showing fragments of a place based on that theme, no characters and no words. Just images from a setting, real or imaginary, that you think expresses the theme.
Now give the list and your comic to a friend and see if he/she can guess which theme you were trying for.