Tips To Drawing More Period People
The way Medieval faces, feet, and hands appear in manuscripts varies by era or location, often in the details. Some appear cartoonish others more realistic. What’s the best way for you to learn how to draw period-looking people?
|Motifs I traced then transferred to
M. Luciana’s Renaissance scroll.
Most of us have been seeing since we were born but learning how to observe details is the important first step. Then if you can draw the next step is repeatedly conveying what you see to your paper.
|My tracing light-box set up.|
Then take it a step further. Keep a few pictures with a small sketchpad and pencil to take with you. Draw those images freehand anytime you have a break or are waiting for a bus. Any few moments you have sketch freehand your Medieval-style people’s hands, feet, and faces.
The trick is observing numerous manuscripts over time, learning the general characteristics people have in the era and location you’re recreating and repeatedly making your own. Over time doing this for various styles will allow you to better draw what you see without tracing.
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