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Exercise 42. Two-Shot Action

Now find two people who are talking with one another and sketch a single profile gesture drawing of them both at the top of the next blank page. Position one of the figures on the right-hand one-third line and the other on the left-side third line. Now beneath this draw 2 more views of the same shot-one from a three-quarter view seen from the left side and another from a three-quarter view from the right. Keep the two people approximately on the same one-third vertical lines, however. Lastly, under these sketch a fourth version of the shot, placing both characters anywhere you like within the frame. Consider which of the four views work best for you and why. Make notes on the page if it helps you remember what you are noticing. (Take no more than 4 minutes to complete each drawing.)