So I needed to draw three characters sitting in a helicopter. I know I’ve seen a ton of movies with this very shot, but I couldn’t remember off the top of my head where I could get that particular screen capture. I was having trouble drawing without reference, and I didn’t have two friends handy in which to re-enact the scene. What did I do to solve this artistic conundrum? I took three pictures of myself sitting in three different chairs. Then I went into Photoshop and made a quick combination of the three pictures. Results below:
It’s crude and wouldn’t stand up to much scrutiny, photo-wise, but it totally worked. I sketched out the figures (me, me, and me) and got a good drawing to work from. I’m beginning to wonder if I should start drawing crowd scenes using this method. If nothing else, it would make for some pretty funny doctored photos.