5 Curves and Big Shapes

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Once you have an idea of how your char­ac­ter should look, it’s doo­dle time! Be­gin by pro­duc­ing some thumb­nails. Ig­nore de­tails for now and in­stead put down the larger shapes. I al­ways start with curves rather than straight lines so that I can warm up my hand and keep things loose and or­ganic, which is a key fac­tor in my art. If you’re paint­ing fe­male anatomy then curves are a pri­or­ity. In con­trast, a fig­ure made up of mostly straight lines means that they’re a strong, sta­ble char­ac­ter.

To be hon­est, I don’t feel com­fort­able start­ing with a rough con­cept, but this stage is cru­cial. You need to be happy with your idea, be­cause you’re be work­ing within this space and in­side these lines as the con­cept de­vel­ops.

Be­gin by pro­duc­ing some thumb­nails. Ig­nore de­tails for now and put down the larger shapes

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