M2M 316 — Getting the outline finished
This post is a part of Jeff’s 12-month, accelerated learning project called “Month to Master.” For November, he is downloading the ability to draw a self-portrait.
Today, I drew the outline of Mike Tyson:
I used a technique called triangulation. Notice a ton of lines going through Mike Tyson’s face. What’s happening, is that I’m picking points of Mike Tyson’s face and measuring the angles between points.
For example, I measure the angle between the top of his head and the left side of the head/ear. I draw a straight line to mark the angle. Then, I find another point, say, the right edge of his hairline. I draw a straight line right across and then measure the intersection of these two lines to mark the corner of his hairline. If these do not intersect, I didn’t measure the angles correctly.
I then, filled in the spaces between these points to create the overall shape.