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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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71 Purpose in Drawing

The study we are involved in is gesture and is designed to help us when the need arises (which is on practically every drawing) in animation. It seems that old seducing habits prevail when new goals are not clearly stated, re-stated, and kept constantly in mind. Some of those old habits or tendencies that are likely to creep into one’s drawings are

1. Thick and thin lines. They are hard to perform with a ballpoint pen, which is one reason why we are using them. I think a heavy line is done to emphasize a tension, thrust, or a pull if it serves to delineate the gesture, but not for the purpose of creating a shadow or to balance a lopsided drawing, or for texture.

2. Shading. Shading may enhance a gesture in a painting or ...

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