How to Draw Movement

Drawing movement in people and characters is a problem many people have. Creating and drawing a character is one thing, making them come to life by adding movement is quite another. How do we do that? Watch the video and I’ll show you some of the ways and tell you what you need to do.

In my last video, I talked about wether you are the kind of artist/illustrator that needs movement in their illustrations. Some illustrators are more decorative and need a stillness in their work. It depends on who you are.

If you are like me, you will want movement both in the physical bodies and scenery as well as a kind of story development movement in the character interaction and emotion which comes from the way we read body language.

Humans are great at reading body language and physics! That means we understand what gravity does to a body, so we can infer movement from the stance the character takes up in relation to what gravity is trying to do to it. If the body looks like it should fall over, because it is leaning over, it either has momentum driving it forward, counteracting gravity, or it is leaning into the wind!

Take a look at all the examples I show in this video. Find out more about the book, Special Delivery here