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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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67 Copy the Model … Who Me?

When working from a model you must keep in mind the fact that you are not copying what is before you, but that you are searching for a gesture — one that will be applicable to any character that you might be called upon to draw (animate); for instance, the mermaid, one of the sailors, or the prince in the The Little Mermaid, Mickey, or Goofy. Again I use the term “shift gears” (mental gears) to picture the release from the shackles of any false burden, responsibility, or obligation to copy the model.

The poses in our class are purposely kept short so that a quick first impression can be summoned, worked on, and developed. Short pose sketching also excites you to a higher pitch of awareness so the creative juices flow ...

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