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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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78 Using Angles

I can’t resist pushing the idea of using angles in your drawings. At first it may seem that you might end up with a very abstract or stiff drawing, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Perhaps there is a subtle difference in saying “a drawing is angular” as opposed to saying “angles have been used in drawing.”

Certainly these drawings of Medusa can be considered angular, and so they are for she is an “angular” character.

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On the other hand, these drawings of Snow White, Cinderella, and Freddy Moore’s drawings are quite angular but at the same time soft and feminine.

In the more cartoony characters, angles are indispensable. Notice ...

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