I want to start out by saying that I will not teach you how to draw.
I can never imagine being able to teach you just by writing a few words.
What I do hope to accomplish is showing you my techniques that I use
to create a JAB drawing. Now you can apply these techniques to what
you already know. However, if you are just starting out, I suggest you
draw as much as possible. Perhaps take a few life drawing classes. I
truly think that we still have allot to learn, and that no one ever
stops learning. I continually take life drawing classes myself. After
all, it is the human form that I constantly depict in my drawings.
Now through the next steps, I will stress the importance of gathering
reference material, thumbnailing, keeping the character on-model, creating
an appealing drawing, and finally painting it. These steps are created
to expedite that drawing process. They are techniques that I have slowly
acquired through time. In this revised version you will also notice
how my techniques have changed over the years. Some of my prior techniques
have become outdated and I no longer my my JAB drawings that way. Remember
that drawing should be fun, and it should never seem like work. Play
with it, have fun with it, use your imagination and most of all don't
worry about how good you are. You will get better with time.
Well, I hope these techniques are of some help to you. I also hope
that you've appreciated my drawings as much as I have enjoyed making
them. I would very much like to know what you thought of my drawing
processes. Perhaps something went unexplained? If so, please send your
comments and I will try to be more clearly in the future.
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