I hadn't put anything up in a while so I wanted to get some attention. This is the level of work I <i>mostly</i> put into my underdrawings. If the figures are just standing I do the math (with calc and ruler; go metric!) then draw the skeleton then do the muscles and this is the point where I'm at right now.
In this instance, so that they weren't perfectly flat and had some dimensionality, I ruled the figures in one point perspective. It's subtle, but, it makes a huge difference.
Early on, when first using this technique, the figures can appear stiff, but, the more I practice the more human they appear. What is important is to be aware of the proportions and the relationships of bady parts to other body parts. Like how the arm hangs bent and never straight or how the wrist is virtually NEVER flat to the eye of the viewer. Eventually I'll be able to do this as convincingly in dynamic poses and I'll be more practiced about it which lends to speedier delivery. At this stage its more about proper form and technique than speed. At least in my unprofessional opinion.
Next I'll begin perfecting my backgrounds.
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