Join Von Glitschka for an in-depth discussion in this video Day one solution: Drawing distorted human proportions, part of 5-Day Drawing Challenge: Diversify Your Drawing.
- So how did your distortion of human proportions drawing turn out? Did it turn out stranger than you expected? Was it liberating not being obligated to normalize proportions? Let me show you what I created for this challenge. So when I approached this, I kind of harken back to a character I really liked within the comic book genre, which is Elastic Man, so I kind of played with that theme to distort my proportions of not only his neck, but also the arms.
And I wanted them interacting with one another, and that's what you see sketched out here, and now it was on top of this, on another sheet of paper, that I changed to an ink pen and inked out my final artwork. And once I had that, I scanned it in, printed it out, and then I would use Copic pens to ink through this and to colorize it, but not to add full color, but just to add monotones, in this case, grays, and levels of the gray, so this is really fun type of drawing to work on where you can distort the proportion.
That's why I like illustration so much. It's not photography, so you can distort reality all you want and it's perfectly acceptable, and it doesn't look wrong because it's not reality. So part of developing your own unique style to drawing, comes from experimenting with these type of attributes. The more you draw, the more you'll naturally discover your own creative inclinations, and that makes the whole process extremely satisfying. Whatever you come up with for this challenge, make sure to share the picture of of it on social media using the hashtag #5DayDraw.
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