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Foreshortening Practice

I feel that foreshortening is one of the weaker aspects of my comic drawing, which is a bit of a bummer when you consider that the best comic illustration is that which involves well executed foreshortening. Therefore I figured a bit of practice was in order. The above sketches are all taken from reference - the next step is seeing if I can commit it to memory and learn how to draw foreshortened anatomy off the cuff!
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RegionOfMarley's avatar
Ooh, this will be helpful for me. I may reference it, but not directly copy or anything ^ ^; Thank you for creating such a useful guide! >w<
Bambs79's avatar
You're welcome. If it can be of use to you then I'm glad I could help! :-) :thanks: 
Jjaga's avatar
Thanks for the study!
BenTheFighter's avatar
Great reference! :D
Stell-a's avatar
Awesome ... i really needed this 
JaimeArjona's avatar
Did you learn hand drawing from some author or practicing? they look great
Bambs79's avatar
Thanks for the kind compliment. Most of it is self taught - though I highly recommend looking at Ryan Ottley's (The artist who draws Invincible for image comics) artwork, he's awesome at anatomy. He's my biggest influence. Also check out Ed McGuiness. :w00t:
asoothingwind's avatar
thank you very much! this is awesome and helpful
superjabba425's avatar
Can you make reference for male figures in different action poses? If it's just okay :) Cheers!
Dartyus's avatar
I feel your pain.
Tohmo's avatar
Thank you, this is very helpful, yet again! :lol:
Bambs79's avatar
Cool, glad to be of help! Thanks for comment, sorry my reply is late!
TheSkaldofNvrwinter's avatar
yeah...foreshortening seems scary to me lol
Bambs79's avatar
Yeah, I hear ya, sometimes I can get it right off the bat and others I'll spend a couple of hours trying to nail a pose! :lol:
Kontemplating's avatar
this shall be helpful!!
Bambs79's avatar
Thanks, glad to be of help! Cheers! :w00t:
rg116's avatar
Nice guide to foreshortening.
LuckyMcklane's avatar
FAVE'd....fantastic, but you may have already gathered that! Thanks for drawing this....
Nightris's avatar
Way to go :3
practice makes perfect ;3
Bambs79's avatar
Thanks - yeah, I spend a lot of time finding pics with lots of foreshortening to copy - still can't do it right off the bat though, I'm still having to use reference. :w00t: Like you say, practice makes perfect. ;)
Nightris's avatar
I'm in your exact same situation lol. I want my pictues to have more depth and what not so I'm trying to get foreshortening down. I sort of just started picking it up seeing how I've known it but never really applied it.
Good luck to ya ;3
PoisonIvy-7's avatar
WOW! I just needed to see this kind of drawings! Thank you :-)
Bambs79's avatar
Thanks very much for your kind comment! :w00t: Hope the tutorials are useful. I like your owl, very good. :clap:
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