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Tips on: drawing characters

Tracing with your eyes

I learned to draw hands and other things by practicing something  elves call tracing with your

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How hands are built

Observation will always be our most valuable tool when drawing. However, learning a bit about the

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Practice pays off

We have been drawing hands and the point of all of this practice is that now

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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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Where things actually go on a face

This tip is about how to draw a whole face.  It will take some patience.  You

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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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Witches for The Waking Prince

How I designed witches for an elven fairy tale called The Waking Prince makes a good

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