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Hello everybody. Welcome to the first lesson of How to draw and the first lesson is called “Construct.”
I have not done video tutorials before and I did this one, basically, because I was searching for one and I could not find one that I wanted, so I just figured maybe I should just make mine. Basically, I always use the internet. I guess you call it, in anyways, as ‘Jazza.’ And I make cartoons and games and I go a whole bunch of emails. I have pages that asked me to teach people how to draw sort of things, you know what I mean, to make a tutorial or just to tell them how to do draw and it’s a lot more indefinite, it’s more something you need to show to people. And so, I figured maybe I should give that a go.
Basically, I am calling this lessons ‘construct’ because this is the basic, everything that I created on. So when I draw a person, if I was asked to draw a person right now, I do this process of construct which is where I rough out everything before I actually draw it. So, I was asked to draw a person facing this way, like I really cartooning persons—small tool, sort of big head I draw it this way. Rough everything like that. Okay, so that is how I draw a person before I actually draw them. I might rough yet the eyes. Show myself off, I put eyebrows, the mouth and the hairline. I am using a program called Adobe Flash where it has layers and it’s vector-based rather than rough as the base. So, what I tend to do is I do a very lot gray layer at bottom.
And then, I create a layer on top of that for the thick of black. So now, what I can do, I’ll maximize this for you, as if I was to make this an actual character. I just got over those a lot of lines I just drew-up until a really rough character for you. This is really rough by the way. This is pretty much just to give you an example. You get used to visualizing things before you actually make and come to that. And so, I imagine this kid is maybe some sort of a punk.
I’ll give him my awesome hairstyle which is basically, short and spiky to the side. Here we go. You can always picture what it look like. So, you’re basically just putting up these rough shapes from the beginning. And then basically with areas like this where I have used, if I was ask to draw an arm, I’d use this rough. You work the skin and muscle around that. So it adds more foam. This is probably a lot of information in one lesson, it’s the first one I’ve ever given one so I don’t know how much to give really so bear with me.
Anyways, so I’d give him a T-shirt and I like it to come out here. I don’t think it’s me, didn’t I? There you go it is me. Sure, why not, it does not look anything like me really, except the hair. It’s damn and sexy hair. There we have the character and I used my techniques of construct and I go through it with you what these techniques are.
In doing the whole body basically, I don’t want this to drag on too long, I do not know how long this has been so far. Basically, in doing a whole body we have the head which I have shown you how to do. We have the torso which I’m showing you how to do or how I do it at least. Arms, I have this shoulder joints, elbow and hands. I really like rough all this out first because it basically gives me imagery as to what this looks like as a physical object, as a 3D tangible object. Now, I rough this out and I’ll make this a person, not a person, female is a people too. I will make this a fellow okay.
So notice the big hips as the girl but no tapering of the legs. See with females, if I was to draw their hips. The hips would be bigger like that and big, big thighs, whereas the legs are taper, so, that’s still too big but that’s more of a female look whereas man’s legs tend to, it gives a more masculine look if you just make things chunking as leg lay down or just keep in chunky all the way from the top. And I know at the moment we’re just trying those with good physiques but maybe I know less in drawing fat people, you let me know, okay.
Now, the difference I know that I’ve drawn the arms and legs differently, you know, this is just a line and I’ve really rough this out—that’s just my preference because I seem to, if I do not rough at the leg straightaway, I don’t not get a nice chunky look. Whereas with the arms, I think I’ve just naturally, sort of grasp that all the overtime. I’ve just gotten used to drawing arms. So a line is not enough for me now. Here is a bit of balance, so what I can do, lucky because I am in Flash is scroll down and drag this cursor out bigger. So, it’s still a bit of balance. I just get this. There you go, I’m very picky and I want to keep this arm hidden, okay.
Now, it follows to—that is how I would construct the rest of this, an entire male body. Basically, it all comes down to preference. My preference is doing it like this or it could be in another way. Sometimes, you might not like the look of something like instance with this, I think the legs are bit too stumpy and I thought it’s a bit too flimsy so what I’m going to do is I just go in there and make the arms looks bigger. Just to make even things out a bit. I make the shoulders bigger and make the neck bigger. So now that this guy, give him a bigger chin—that helps too. Now, he’s got a much tougher look. So now, if I was ask to draw this, I actually drew it up.
This has just how can you construct to get a shapes, and I guess, through doing this—for lack of a better way that you want to really make your character and object look tangible and part of an environment or that sort of thing. So it is only matter of solely building this up. And this is the design for realistic people, realistic drawings and non-realistic drawings. That is my website right there. And that has gotten my cartoons. It got a contact page with my email on it. So if you want to get a hold of me. If you are going to request different tutorials or just see what I’ve done, feel free to go to the website. Check it all in.
Thank you for watching the tutorial. I hope this has some help to you. And let me know which you think. Thank you. See you later.