Art in Chester How to use lines of movement to draw animals – Art In Chester

How to use lines of movement to draw animals

The first step in drawing animals is to figure out the lines of movement through the body, starting from the tip of the tail to the center of the head. This works with any body position and stops your picture from having a stiff feel, which you want to avoid as animals are a living creature, not a static object.

Note how, in the following video, I start with the line through the pose of the cat, in order to capture the animal`s movement.

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