Friday, March 12, 2010


Never "draw"

Always be designing. I'm coming to believe that the most intuitive state of what drawing is . . . is coming upon a generic solution of how something should be in theory . . . so when you put mere theory into practice, it will tend to look, and be . . . generic.

When you are always designing you are creating unique shape design solutions to your problems, which will always be more concise and beautiful than a 1000 gradients and hatchings. So I summed this up in a poem:

Also I've come to dislike the term "drawing the action". It's vague.

So you instead merely design the posture, because body language IS posture. Posture is a mere matter of knowing the shape design of the head entering the neck, the extent of straight vs. curves at the hips