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Exercise 43. Reaction Shot

Now you need to observe and sketch a three-quarter medium shot of a person looking. (A medium shot is a shot of a figure seen from the waist to the top of her head.) The person should be somewhat in profile and needs to be looking from one side of the picture to the other. Sketch 2 versions of this on the next blank page. The first should have the character located on the right-side third line, and the other on the left-side third line. Consider the two and decide which one works best for the story intention of the shot. Make notes on the page if it helps you remember what you are noticing. (Take no more than 3 minutes to complete each drawing.)