While getting ready for this weekend’s Los Angeles workshop, I came across this elegant rotoscope-based video (via Jim & Misty) that reminded me how beautiful the human form is—and how far I still have to go, after all these years, to capture it on paper.
There are no shortcuts. Yes, comics is about much more than figure drawing, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t worth your time to practice, practice, practice.
Do the hard work long enough, and maybe, someday, you can make it look easy.
[Edit to add: For those attending this weekend’s workshop, though, don’t worry! Figure drawing won’t be the focus, and even stick figures will be most welcome. We’ll be focusing on the art of “writing with pictures,” not drawing virtuosity. :-]