Friday, April 6, 2007

Drawing - The Practical and Logical Approach

According to Nicolaides author of Natural Way to Draw,” There is only one right way to draw, and that is perfectly natural way. It has nothing to do with artifice or technique. It has nothing to do with aesthetics or conceptions. It has only to do with the act of correct observation, and by that I mean physical contact with the all sorts of objects through all the senses.”

Since the day I came to know that I have to draw a lot for animation. I have kept on trying to figure out the easiest way to draw. I mean to make drawing my second nature, so that I could metamorphose my inner feeling and imagination into diagrams.

I have been asked frequently by folks having interest in the related fields that weather they can draw or not. My answer simply is,” Why not?”

It is a fact that anything if you have interest in something but you don’t know about it you try to know and learn about it. But knowledge, off course, is not transferable asset. It could not be transferred from person to person. I think nobody can make “Xerox” copy of himself by just teaching some other person.

Still then learning is an ongoing process. It is a life long process. As an animator I have learned many lesson from my teachers, from nature, from friends, from juniors, from books, from projects I have worked in. First of all I’m my own teacher. To be a master in drawing is a long process. Great masters of animation dedicated their whole lives in order to achieve excellence.

But one thing is for sure, a good start is half the work done. If the starting is good then the whole work will take care of itself.

Let’s discuss the drawing as cup of tea of an animator. Actually an animator mimics Illusions of Nature. Drawing is an important part of this process. Solid drawing is an important principle of animation. All the animators are very good draftsmen. They have tremendous skills of solid drawing.

To be Concluded

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