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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Toodles Day: FIGHT!

Doodle Tuesday presents: FIGHT SCENE!

Okay, I hear you-- you're sitting around your patio looking at all this snow and you suddenly want to draw two guys beating the snot out of each other, that's only natural.  Here are a few tips to help you out:

In Example A we have two guys engaging in fisticuffs.  This is the real way two people fight.  I studied boxing for many years, I know of what I speak.  The problem with this version is it lacks drama.  Just because it's real doesn't mean it's right.

This take is more exciting while maintaining realism.  The change here is the Point of View-- we no see it from behind one of the fighters and we can almost feel him taking the punch.

The final example is exaggerated in a more Comic Book way-- the character to the left is almost getting his block knocked off and the one on the right has his arm in a position that wouldn't actually work but it does add drama.  Either B or C is a good choice, and it's merely an artistic decision as to which one would be used.