Your drawings communicate by images alone. Use expression and gestures
to imply emotions. Specific positions or changes in body posture emote
feelings. Use directional lines to imply relationships and increase
communications between figure elements.
The human figure is constantly changing shape. The carriage or posture the
body assumes when it changes, shape implies moods or feelings. Typically, a
emaciated figure evokes weariness. A figure drawn with lines that appear
uplifting portrays happiness or joy. The mood you attempt to capture in your
drawing should be the one that best conveys your idea or emotional message
to the intended audience.
Figure 3-59 shows methods of conveying five typical moods.
Figure 3-59.Five typical moods.
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