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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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37 A Little More on Heads

Rather than tackling a head drawing with its down-the-road-to-destruction details, try approaching it by some simple basic shapes. Talk to yourself (it helps to talk your way through a drawing because ordinarily we don’t carry very many fancy descriptive terms in our everyday vocabulary), and if we follow just the simple things we can describe, we’ll have less trouble. For instance, for the animator a few words like “structure,” “angle,” “squash,” and “stretch” will carry us pretty far into any drawing. Okay (this is still you talking to yourself) the head structure is basically this shape:

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This particular head is tilted ...

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