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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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73 Action Analysis Class I

The action is the thing here. There is absolutely no sense in trying to get a likeness, that is, a cosmetic likeness or a personality likeness — the essence of femininity, yes, the essence of a coy or seductive pose, yes.

Don’t be shackled by the model. If the model is short and you want to draw a tall girl then draw a tall girl. If the model’s hair is short and you want long hair then draw long hair. If the model strikes a pose you think you could improve by altering a little here or there then do it on your drawing.

Take a moment before you start to see the pose. Feel yourself and experience the pose subconsciously. Actually feel the tension of a reach, the folding up sensation of a squash; feel the pressure on the ...

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