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    drawing living things in correct perspective?

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    I am pretty new at drawing and I have serious difficulties with drawing humans (or creatures) from imagination. I never seem to get the perspective right when drawing living things. Drawing primitive shapes in the right perspective is fairly easy to me. If I try to draw a stick figure with correct perspective I always waste it. Is there a special *trick* to drawing figures with correct perspective or is it just copying what I see in my mind?

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    Loomis and Hogarth both have good info on this. What you are talking about is called foreshortening, btw. That should help you find stuff on it.
    Drawing primitive shapes in the right perspective is fairly easy to me.
    Good. Now you need to be able to think of the body as an assemblage of primitive shapes.

    Also, the more you draw from life, the easier it will be to draw from your head.

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