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Character Sketch by Helen Q Huang

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CHAPTER 3 PUTTING SKILLS INTO PRACTICE

PUTTING SKILLS INTO PRACTICE

DOODLING

Drawing is a method for finding and developing your design. I begin drawing straightaway, working through my ideas on paper. I call this process “doodling”. These are not finished renderings but quick little sketches that help me experiment with different silhouettes and proportions. This “doodling” is a key step in my process. The following example follows the development of my design through “doodling” for Glendower from the 1996 Utah Shakespeare Festival production of Henry IV, Part One.

I began by sketching out some ideas for Glendower. I experimented with the collar style, the shape of the shoulders, and the overall proportions of his costume.

FIGURE 3.1 ...

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