so anyone who has followed me here for a long time, it'll probably come as no surprise that character poses are my weakest thing in drawing. that changed today. It suddenly occurred to me that if I used a joint (say a shoulder) as the center point of an elipse then my limbs couldn't possibly be too long if they never actually left the elipse in question.
suddenly I can draw dynamic poses.
now I'm not going to stand here and claim I don't need more (a ton of) practice. but it is a fantastic step forward. just wish it came a bit sooner