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Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes Volume 1 by Don Hahn, Walt Stanchfield

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21 Drawing Calories

Lots of people are calorie conscious these days. So why not artists too. Calories, as applied to food, refer to its heat-producing or energy value. This simply means that the foods we eat both maintain the body and supply the energy needed to carry out our daily chores. It takes just so many calories to keep a person vigorous in mind and body. There are charts available that indicate the caloric values of the various foods and drinks. So why not a calorie chart for drawings. Here’s a suggested chart. Let’s say it takes around 2,000 drawing calories to make a healthy, vigorous drawing.

Squash and stretch

500

Anatomy

300

Angles

300

Straight against curved line

300

Gesture

750

Overlap

500*

Diminishing size

500* ...

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