Drawing from Different Angles
Now that you've practiced drawing different body TYPES, it's time to try different
body ANGLES! Until you can draw your character from the front, the back, and 3/4 view (slightly
turned), she isn't ready to put in your comic! Why spend a lot of time erasing and re-drawing on
your final comic page -- if you draw her from a few different angles beforehand, it will be much easier!
In Manga, face close-ups are often front views, while full-body shots are most often 3/4 views -- because it is more 'actiony'
(looks action-packed even if the character is just standing there). Back views are used in
fight scenes, or anytime you want to show both the character and what she is looking at. Also use back views when
your character is running away or waving goodbye. Try it!
Whew! Musukashi desu ka? (Was that difficult?)
Angles: From Above and Below
When drawing your character from above or below, remember this simple rule: closer parts are bigger, parts
that are farther away are smaller.
If a person is standing with one hand close to your face, that hand will look huge because it is right in front
of your eyes. If the person's other hand is stretched back, it will appear smaller because it is farther away.
Look at these examples from artists to see what that looks like in practice.