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Whippy

Do you rotate your drawing a lot as you work on it?

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kenji321
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about this thing. You know how artists working digitally will flip their image horizontally to check for mistakes? I started to wonder if simply rotating the image a lot has the effect of "making it look gook at any angle".  Just try taking a drawing and rotating it this way and that and stare at it for a while, thinking about it like that's the final thing. Does it look off? Does it look okay?

I'm gonna try doing some drawings like that sometime. Just rotate them every which way as I work on them. I just got this idea in my head that it helps you to work out proportions better. XD I could be wrong, but hey it's worth a shot.
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Added: 5 years, 4 months ago
 
Lando
5 years, 4 months ago
Yes for sure :3
Whippy
5 years, 4 months ago
*smiles* Thanks, it's nice to get some feedback from a top notch artist ^.^
GABUJOE
5 years, 4 months ago
it does. it helps a lot. since you can´t rotate the tablet, then you have to rotate the pic on the screen to make the drawing more comfortable. i am new doing it too.
Whippy
5 years, 4 months ago
*nods* I often rotate things just to make certain angles easier to draw, it does make it easier.
GABUJOE
5 years, 4 months ago
and now that i am digitally inking my comics and pics..it´s the ebst to make the work as easy and comfortable as possible....and the best two softwares (personal opinion) to work on inking, rotating the image, are manga studio 5 and sai paint tool. just saying.
Carrot
5 years, 4 months ago
I rotate AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL the time, But simply for comfort - never for final product checking.

I mean, looking at it upside down will still do well to reveal compositional choices, hidden tangents, color theory, and just general proportions and drawing things, but I have flip-canvas hot-keyed and second natured xD! So I just do that instead.

Keep in mind that viewin an image tilted actually does effect how we see it. Dutch Tilts are incorporated to add confusion, intensity, drama, and all that sorta business, so the "feeling" can get weird at times. But it's easy to remember you're simply rotating it, and it's all good.
InfamousMustelid
5 years, 4 months ago
yes, a lot
Tweaker
5 years, 4 months ago
I do it all the time. Hell, I'm doing it right now! I actually think it's a bit strange when people don't rotate the canvas at all, but then again I only really know what's easy for me, not for anyone else. |3
Ketsa
5 years, 4 months ago
I'm another one of those people that rotate the hell out of my  canvas as I work on it. My hand likes moving in certain directions better than others (namely clockwise in a 7 o’ clock to 10 o’ clock sweep) and so I'll spin the canvas to allow myself to hit that sweet spot more easily. I'll often do a vertical flip of the canvas too, to check if positions look natural.

Funny thing is that none of the applies if I'm drawing on physical paper - this is just in Sai. Paper stays static if I'm working with a real pencil.

Interesting topic of discussion, too ^^
RottenRobbie
5 years, 4 months ago
Yup
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