Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Trade Secrets

How do I get poses/expressions right for drawings you might ask? Well, my computer has "Photobooth" on it... I have hundreds of these kind of images. Anyone looking through my computer might think I was really into pictures of myself with strange arm gestures, but no, just drawing reference. Photobooth/referencePhotobooth/referencePhotobooth/reference

(the last photo is from when I was living in Montreal and may have gone a little "nuts")

I used to also use this program when I had no mirrors in my house (some strange project I guess) for some months to take a photo of the back of my hair when I was cutting it to make sure it was even. So useful.

10 comments:

lilly piri said...

I do the same kind of thing with my camera, but I just take a photo, then leave it on the playback setting. :)

Lulu said...

oh wow i totally do the same thing! haha if i don't have a mirror i'll use it to apply my lippy. love photo booth =]

ps- you're gorgeous!

Devon said...

I have gone through your computer, and although i knew what all the photos were for, i still found it funny.

Caitlin Shearer said...

haha, i'm glad to know i'm not the only one who uses photobooth in such a way!

lushr said...

thankyou sarah! i really like it when artists demystify things, i'd never thought you used references for poses, but i knew you used references for your animals because e talked about it before.

Jo Dyer said...

Ha ha, I do the same thing too, just with my digital camera. So useful! :)

Camila said...

you know I never really thought about doing this, such a good idea.

harriet gray said...

aww you're so cute! i do the same thing too! ^±^

Darcy said...

This is a really brilliant idea! Also, you're really precious.

Enyáj said...

Ditto!