Thursday, July 26, 2012
I Can't Draw Punches?
Sometimes you get so full of yourself that you forget that you haven't drawn everything. Today I realized that, even with all of the superhero pictures I've drawn, I've never really drawn anyone throwing a punch. I gave it a couple of tries today and failed pretty miserably. Part of the problem is that I'm too used to trying to find a dynamic angle for the drawing and am not terribly used to drawing in complete profile. I'm getting better, but its definitely been a work in progress.
While scouring the internet for punching reference, I stumbled upon a cool little resource for animators. Above is just one of the playlists from "Endless Reference" on Youtube. They have quite a few clips that I'm sure I'll be refering to once I begin the heavy lifting with animation. My next step is to get ahold of some "teach yourself martial arts" type books to practice my combat drawing. I might even look at some fighting game sprite sheets.