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Gesture!

Say you’ve been drawing for a while and you can get something to look like what

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The gesture of humans

In the previous Drawing tip, we looked at the gesture in some animals and in a

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Gesture in cartoons

Now we have the basic skills to find and draw gesture—in animals, trees and humans.  We

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Adding hair and ears

In the previous tip, we created a very basic face.  Now it’s time to add hair

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Doodle Duel

Illustrator elves play a game against each other.  Doodle Duel. The goal is very simple.  Challenge

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Helga’s dragon

When I was little, I used to know an elf named Helga.  She took care of

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Characters in motion!

It is one thing to draw a character standing still but you face a whole different

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Young Elf, Part I

In December, elves exchange handmade cards.  I want to draw a young elf and I asked

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Young Elf, Part II (shading)

We have sketched an elf portrait (if you haven’t, see the previous Drawing tip!).  Now, we

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Stick figures are perfect for practice

Young illustrator elves learn how to draw a figure in proper proportions by practicing the art

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