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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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48 Drawing and Caricature

We have talked about taking advantage of the model’s build, that is, if he is tall or paunchy or lithe and trying to capture those distinguishing features in your drawing (there is a tendency to draw the ideal figure, the one that frequents the anatomy books and the ones we clip or Xerox and pin up above our desks). The same applies to heads. The model may have a pinched nose, a double chin, baggy jowls, a long upper lip, beady eyes, or a low forehead. These are the things that help determine and emphasize the gesture. Even as the structure of the body determines the possibilities and the uniqueness of a gesture so does the construction of the head and the features of the face, especially if those features can be recognized ...

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