How to get guidelines by referencing/tracing from an image
1 Why referance.
Now, a good way to get good at art is to get a good idea of the proportions and shapes that are found in the art styles you want to get good at. One way of doing this is to draw guidelines over a piece of art (in another layer if you are using digita
2 Start the torso
Draw a line down from the neck to crotch. This line should go down the body over the parts that would be covered by a line of symmetry if the character was facing straight forward or backwards. Then, draw a shape to show the neck at the top, beneat
3 Add detail to the torso
Add shapes to represent the shoulders, and if there are any, draw the breasts (the quick and easy way to do them is to draw an upside-down love heart). Add some detail.
4 Do the head
Now, the head. First, remember faces vary dramatically between and within art styles, so if you are not doing anime, you may skip some steps and need to use your own logic. Draw a line where you think the scalp is, starting and stopping a bit ab
5 Start arms and legs
Draw shapes for the upper thighs, knees, feet, elbows and hands if they are visible. The hands and feet are very complex and so you may want to trace them completely.
6 Finish the legs
Connect the legs and arms. If you want this individual piece of art to be good, do this whilst still tracing/keeping the lower layer visible. If you want to improve your drawing accuracy skills, connect without directly copying the reference.
September 6, 2021
Description: Hello! Now, a good way to get good at art is to get a good idea of the proportions and shapes that are found in the art styles you want to get good at. One way of doing this is to draw guidelines over a piece of art (in another layer if you are using digital, or with tracing paper if you are using traditional) and then using these lines to draw what you want. First, find an artwork of a character in the pose you desire. This character is from an anime called revisions, that I do not watch (just liked the pose and proportions). At all points in this tutorial pay attention to the way the lines bend, since the rest of the head looking down but eyes looking up would be uncanny valley etc.