Pre-Sketching: Figure Frames?
I'm not sure what they're called... figure frames or wire frames I think... but I'm looking for tutorials on how to pre-sketch a figure (specifically a human figure)... you know, the stick figures with guidelines on the face for facial features and circles where the joints and hands / feet are? I know of a book I can get at my Library (a Marvel How To Draw Comics book) that has a great tutorial on this, but I'm not sure how long it will be before I can get back up there, as we recently got 21 inches of snow and I'm still waiting for it to melt (and not refreeze as ice!) So I guess my question for now is,
1.) What are the things called?
2.) Any tutorials around? Either here on the forums or elsewhere on the internet?
Right now when I paint / draw I can't paint any position / pose or point of view that I don't have a photo reference of. I started awhile back learning about the wire frames from the Marvel book I mentioned earlier, and I think I could draw a larger variety of figures more easily and without references if I could learn to use them again.
Last edited by Canvasian; 12-23-2009 at 02:09 AM.
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