I've submitted the story board. Feedback is very positive. I'm very happy! Thank you for warm cheers that enable me go forward.
This week, I'll chat over the tips to sketch moving children. Case study : Two swimming boys in a very shallow fountain, less than a knee deep.
1) Catch pattern of movement.
Often children repeat the same pattern in moving such as playing, gaming, sporting etc. So, closely look at them.
Yesterday, I saw the two boys swimming in a very shallow fountain. The boys could not swim well, but "moved around" with hands. Oh, brilliant subject. While sketching, the boys and I kept laughing! (A4)
I observed them carefully. Both took a breath, put their heads under water and moved with hands, paddling "some." It was repeated.
Friensd, pick up a most favorite moment = most impressive movement = make a drama. I chose their different moment and made a contrast.
We, all, have good eye to tell the accuracy of drawings. It means only if our hands could respond well to eyes. Try simple lines to respond your eyes' order.
An original quick sketch is below. Quite simple. Small matters are no matter.
3) Value is vital.
I added colours and emphasized value in a studio. High light and darkest areas in the sketch are the key. I did NOT mean to draw meticulously AT ALL. The point was how I could send a mood to viewers.
Also, to create the image of water was challenging, but I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. Next time, certainly, I can more enjoy water, shadow, moving waves, reflections of light!
4) Stick Figure -- Alternative Approach
I use very simple lines, too. When value is added, it becomes a lively sketch! So, Friends, stick figure is brilliant and helpful to capture movement. Go for it!
Yes, once I sketched a girl at that fountain. You get how shallow it is. Sketching moving children is a joy. After being models for me, children come and see my sketches with a great respect. Children are so polite and well behave. We become friends around the fountain. Nice!
Friends, have fun and never be tough on yourself. Please love your each work.
Now, I'll get back to the picture book illustration.
Friends, let's enjoy drawing.