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Gwyneth Paltrow and Tracy Anderson spend time with women who've overcome hardship, injury, and setbacks to triumph in the face of adversity.
Hank Azaria’s touching, humorous, and often enlightening journey from a man who is not even sure he wants to have kids, to a father going through the joys, trials and tribulations of being a dad.
How about I help you with construction? Here is a scene from a Tex Avery cartoon called Heckling Hare. And it has a really cool drawing by Rob Scribner, that's the animator. When you first look at a drawing like this, it looks very detailed, and it is detailed and a lot of wrinkles and a lot of tricky forms. But if we break it down using Construction, we can figure out the logic behind all the details. So I am going to show you, step one.
So step one is you look at the drawings and you measure off the proportions. The head is a good unit of proportion, one, two, two and two-thirds. So I am going to copy that one, two and two-thirds. Now that I have proportions, I draw in basic forms around the proportions, and I draw them three-dimensionally. Bug's head is basically in egg shape, so put that in there. The Dog also has an egg shaped skull here, and he has a muzzle.
Now, notice the direction of everything. Their heads are titled towards each other. There is a tilt there, there is a tilt there. So I drew in a lot of straight lines and I put my eggs around the tilt. Now the heads are aimed to each other. Dog is a little bit higher than Bugs. His muzzle is on a different angle than his head. The head is tilted towards bugs and muzzle is titled a little bit towards us. So notice the centerline in the middle of the head, it's on a different angle from the muzzle and the head.
Now, I am ready to start adding the second level of breakdowns of Construction. That's step one.