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I can't draw ghost people

RValu100

I'll admit it... I can't draw ghost people. Not in elevations, plans, or anything. All my ghost people squiggles come out looking like giant frogs. Is there a support group for people who can't draw these?

 
Oct 8, 20 6:51 am
randomised

you could try the enginerect forum...

Oct 8, 20 7:14 am  · 
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awaiting_deletion

one motion, starting bottom left moving clockwise.

Oct 8, 20 7:18 am  · 
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Right-handed or left-handed? Do you start on the bottom right and move counter-clockwise if using the other hand?

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atelier nobody

Trace them.

For extra fun, trace them from well-known art, preferably nudes.

Oct 8, 20 1:42 pm  · 
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x-jla

think of it less like “drawing” and more like signing a signature...in other words keep the pen on the paper and make the character in one continuous motion...once you get it, it’s easy.   



Oct 8, 20 1:43 pm  · 
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mightyaa

This... basically it's a bloated stick figure. My signature one is a oval head and just sharp angular lines in a body shape outline below. Nothing fancy... just down and dirty to add scale to the section or elevation.

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Start out by tracing photo of actual people.  Keep a sheet of paper with various photos of people in different poses (standing, silting, leaning, ect).  Have each of these group of poses at various drawing scales you use a lot,   From there you'll learn how to do it quickly and they will look good.  

Good Luck! 

Oct 8, 20 1:47 pm  · 
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proto

i believe this is the last section of ARE 5.0

Oct 8, 20 1:52 pm  · 
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Nah, they got rid of the vignettes. 

ARE 5.0 question would ask you to place the figure in the correct place on a drawing as if it were summer in Atlanta or something like that and give you a bunch of superfluous details in some reference material about Atlanta's climate. 

The correct answer would be to move the project location to Detroit because on one page of the reference material it noted that the figure was a Red Wings fan.

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I'd put the scale figure in the toilet then . . .

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proto

sketch the squid

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tduds

This thread is distressingly devoid of illustrations.


Oct 8, 20 2:10 pm  · 
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You first.

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Non Sequitur

Who draws people on floor plans?  That practice is best left to the CSI folks.

Oct 8, 20 2:41 pm  · 
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tduds

Over the summer I had to make a bunch of "Post-COVID" space plans with 6' bubbles, and figuring out a good 'top view' person was actually kinda fun.

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Non Sequitur

Nice. Now that I think about it, we had something similar a few years back while designing a large gym facility. We had to coordinate ceiling anchors for those aerial yoga hoop things that hang from the ceiling so we had a drawing with a bunch of top down people c/w ring and "this is where I'll swing and knock over my neighbour" circles.

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liberty bell


Ghost person (drawn on page of latest Architect mag)

Oct 8, 20 10:47 pm  · 
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liberty bell

Here’s another style.




Oct 8, 20 10:48 pm  · 
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liberty bell

And a third, but I didn’t have the phone held at the right place to see the lines.




Oct 8, 20 10:50 pm  · 
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Cochiman

Let me illustrate this by an example. If you are on facebook, and you interact with a particular girl, who hasn't published her display picture. But she speaks to you very kindly, very practically and humbly. You might develop mental images of that girl in your mind, like, she might be fair, short, slim and beautiful. One day, if you meet her or you ask for her photo, and she sends you, then you come to know who she is, and that affects your reaction.

This works the same way. Whatever kind of ghosts or spirits are shown in pictures or TV, are just representations of “how” those spirits might be, in short, its the writer's or artist's imagination.

The reality may or may not be the same.

Firstly, ghosts aren't visible to all, except those, who have or might had any connection to that person, or people with some powers. However to my experience, ghosts appear as normal humans to those, whom they don't want to cause harm, or have nothing to do with. They only assume a terrible entity, when they want to do so, and they mostly assume those forms when they want to scare or harm someone. Mostly their intent is to scare.

Consider a situation wherein you want to summon a black fairy or a harmful djinn, they will scare you in the beginning for sure. But if you can hold your nerve and confront them, then they serve you, else they might kill you, or even turn you into a lunatic. I too have faced a dangerous situation in my childhood, which I have narrated in an answer, a few months ago, when I started writing on Quora.

So to conclude, the pictures, portrayal and characters as seen in films and TV, are either the writer's or artist's imagination, or if as narrated by the person who has confronted such an entity in real life, which is probably less.

Oct 10, 20 3:22 pm  · 
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Non Sequitur

What the bloody fuck? Ghosts are creation of fearful humans. They don’t exist, you fool.

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Cochiman

Ghosts are exist

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Non Sequitur

No, they don’t.

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Ghosts aren't real but OMG Lovecraft Country makes me wish that magic was!

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That's why I have silver bullets and rock salt shotgun loads. :)

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SneakyPete

Donna, Arkham Horror is a great coop card game if you like Lovecraftian stuff.

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JLC-1

 “The Derek Zoolander Center for Kids Who Can't Draw Ghost People really Good and Who Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too”

Oct 10, 20 4:27 pm  · 
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awaiting_deletion

0:29?


Oct 11, 20 2:29 pm  · 
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RValu100

Ghost people are attracted to buildings with a lot of phenomenal transparency. That's why a building by Le Corbusier is great for a seance. On the other hand, the Parthenon is ghost-free, despite the fact that it has been around forever.

Oct 13, 20 7:19 pm  · 
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liberty bell

Jumping in here for Non Seq: “Actually all buildings are ghost-free.”

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I actually specify at least one ghost per 35,000 sf be provided by the contractor.

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Chad. Contractors haunt EVERY building. My current home is haunted by the decision to not replace the main water line, so it's still galvanized and very low water pressure. The janky tile installation in a 3-year-old restaurant restroom haunts me every time I go in.

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You need to get a young priest, and old priest, and some holy water.

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RValu100

This is in comparison with vampires, whose color is non-photo blue. The next time you go to an art supply store, ask where the non-photo blue pencils are. You will be ushered into a back room adorned with Charrette logos. 

Oct 14, 20 10:11 am  · 
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Non Sequitur

I have a non-photo blue pencil right here on my desk. Are you saying I'm a vampire?

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RValu100

Pretty much, yes.

Oct 15, 20 5:34 pm  · 
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