|Nathan Fowkes demo at the LAAFA Booth at Comic Con|
These are notes that I took during his LAAFA demo. When he was drawing, he constantly emphasized getting the "biggest simple shape." Even in the drawing process, he would really simplify things, using a circle for the eye socket. He used the Riley method during his lay in - which is a method that unifies a lot of features of the face.
|Any activity and detail should work with the simple shape instead of against it. When drawing any detail on the head, he made sure that it accentuated the statement that the head is a sphere.|
|Notes for Head Drawing workshop at LAAFA|
Nathan told us: "SACRIFICE SOMETHING GOOD FOR SOMETHING BETTER."
I think it is not only a good drawing philosophy, but also a really good life philosophy. In today's hyper-speed society, there are so many things to do, see, hear etc... Young people these days need to balance school, work, friends, jobs, parties, sleep, health, relationships etc... You can't have it all. BUT, you can make a conscious decision to sacrificing unimportant things for the important ones.