Have you ever felt that it is difficult to draw a character from an overhead view?
In this article, I’d like to explain how to draw a character from a bird’s eye view!

1. Draw the pose you want to draw from the side!

First, think about the pose you want to draw!
I would like to draw a pose like this.
I’d like to draw a pose like this: “What about the arms?” “What about the legs?” This pose is a rough guide for you to follow.
It is useful to draw a rough image that you can understand.

 

2. Think about the composition from an overhead view!

Next, let’s figure out the composition!
Personally, I think it’s a good idea to think about composition as if you were a photographer!
Personally, I think it’s a good idea to think about the composition as if you were a photographer! I’d like to compose the image as if you were looking down on it from the position shown in the next image.

When drawing an overhead body, it’s best to start with an image of the character as if he’s inside a box!

When drawing a box, be aware of the vanishing point!
The surface in the front should be large, and as you go to the back, the surface should become smaller.

Next, draw the character inside the box.
Depending on the pose, it may stick out, but it’s just a guide.

 

3. Be aware of what you can’t see!

The key to drawing is to be aware of the thickness of the body!
I drew a line on the previous illustration to make it easier to understand.

Even if you can’t see it, you can ask yourself, “Is this what it’s supposed to look like? You will be able to draw difficult overhead poses by thinking “Is this what it looks like?
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