Quick Tip #11: Mirror Mirror

Here is a simple quick tip for helping extend or bolster your everyday creativity.

If you’re ever needing to sketch the reflection of an object from scratch, here’s a quick tip to keep things looking right. Sketch a “reflection guide” copy of the object on a scrap piece of tracing paper and darken the lines. Now, just flip the reflection guide and position it over the desired location. Rub your eraser on the back of the guide copy to leaving faint lines on the artwork. Then, remove the reflection guide and sketch in the details on the art.

There is a lot more that goes into creating a realistic reflection (resource for drawing reflection angles correctly), but this little tip will help you avoid blunders like the image below (as seen in “The Incredible Hulk: Season 1 – Innocent Blood) and ease the reversed drawing process.

hulking error

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