TRSE: How To Draw Tutorials:
Some Pointers on Advanced 3D Concept

    As the artists advance with their drawing skills, they would realize how essential is it to master the basics of 3D in any 2-D drawings since the animated shows and graphic novels(manga) are very heavy in the use of 3D concept espescially the camera points of view. It would seem bit boring if the characters move around horizontally throughout a manga or an animated show, so they add many different camera points of views to make the mangas/animated shows seem more dramatic as shown by an example taken from my The Three Guardians: The Mother of All:

    How do we make our 2D drawings to look 3D? Well, it is not easy and something that may would take a long time to practice and master. That is why patience, determination and lot of experimenting are very essential in learning and understanding the concepts of 3D. In the past, many artists had to do everything by hand without any special tools, but now there are many tools available that can help the artists with 3D drawings such as some computer programs that create 3D outlines and shapes as guide for sketching. A great example is the artists of Naruto manga used some computer program to produce the 3D polygons (shapes) to guide their drawings as well as create many possible poses of their characters. As in matter of fact, many poses of the characters are strongly connected with the concept of 3D. Another example of tool that can help wtih drawing the characters in 3D positions is this little posable doll I picked up from an anime store. The wooden figurines can be found at many art stores and even some Walmart superstores (crafts section).
      There are some ways to draw the characters in 3D poses that don't require spending money to buy those special tools. As you  may have known that everything are made up with imaginery shapes like squares, circles, triangles, etc.., and this time, some of us are using the "bubbles" (think of those long balloons being twisted to make balloon animals) to outline the various poses of the characters. You may notice that this little blue figurine above seem to be made of "bubbles", and that is what you need to learn to use if you want to be able to draw the characters in various 3D points of view. There are countless possibilties of 3D poses that I can't cover all of them (and lack of time too), so I can only give you some examples and basic pointers and it's up to you to figure out the rest. Let's take a look at the sketch below:
    This is an example of how we use "bubbles" to draw the characters in various poses as well as 3D points of view. In the 3D point of view, anything always seem bigger in the foregound than those in the background like this sketch of a man to the right where the feet seem lot smaller while the head seem bigger. The lines coming from one point can be used to help control the 3D look as a character is being drawn.

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