Sheila is a comic artist from Jakarta, whose works represent a common daily life/ urban life. As a comic
artist, doing urban sketching is necessary to enrich the visual vocabulary and to experience the local
vibes which cannot be documented by only taking photos from smart phones. Sheila is always eager to
explore new places and share the story through her whimsical drawings.
From my 10 years’ experience of giving drawing workshops, human drawing is the most dreaded topic for students. Fear of lacking resemblance, or lacking proportion, hinders students to start their drawing exploration. In urban sketching, adding people in our landscape/ building drawings enriches the whole atmosphere. People creates life in our drawings. In this workshop I will teach the easiest and quickest way to draw people, by starting from the outline and silhouette only. Details come later. Students will be trained to get used to see the big picture first, instead of getting busy by the details too early.
In this workshop, students will learn:
General storyboarding (composition, camera angle and layout)
The workshop has 5 exercises:
Drawing people outlines from photos.
Participants pair up and draw each other’s outlines.
Drawing facial and accessories details inside the outline.
Drawing thumbnails of general composition and angles (on location)
Putting it all together (draw people and the location setting)