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Sketching People by Jeff Mellern

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STAGING PEOPLE

Staging is a tool to show the audience relationships between people. When sketching, you will take your blocking cues from how the people you are drawing interact. But just as you have to design your characters’ appearances, you also have to design the staging to show how your characters feel about each other. Just as with everything else to this point, the drawing has to be influenced by what’s really happening, but you aren’t copying exactly what you see.

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STAGING & VANTAGE POINT

Another story of two strangers meeting, this time on an airplane. Here, the vantage point from behind uses the seats to give them a sense of privacy ...

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