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Super-easy pose tutorial
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Published: December 3, 2007
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This is the technique--more of a trick than a technique, really--that I've been using lately to improve my pose drawing. My poses tend to be kind of stiff, static, and boring, and this forces me to get more creative. It also forces me to apply more anatomy...but interestingly, though the poses can be much more challengingly, the anatomy comes more easily to me this way, as I've got a foundation to visualize from.
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PhantomMuse's avatar
Oh, interesting exercise.
xAlalax's avatar
xAlalaxHobbyist Digital Artist
can i use that pose??
brynnabeth's avatar
brynnabethHobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so trying this. ^^
Bluesrat's avatar
I hope it works out for you!
OriginalMangaEpic's avatar
huh, that sounds like it could work... *scurries off to try it*
Mcdocious's avatar
This actually...worked O_O.

It looked too good to be true!
Bluesrat's avatar
\o/ I'm glad it helped!
KawaiiSayaka's avatar
that... is really. quite amazing really...I really have to try this. I'm HORRIBLE with poses.
Bluesrat's avatar
Yeah. I tend to get stuck in ruts, and this helps me break out and forces me to try new things.
RoxyMcSocks's avatar
RoxyMcSocksHobbyist Filmographer
Simple, yet, very effective. I've gotta try this sometime.
Bluesrat's avatar
It's helped me over a few humps. I hope it works for you!
RoxyMcSocks's avatar
RoxyMcSocksHobbyist Filmographer
I've been using it very loosely and it's start to do get some drawings out. Thanks. :D
vcat's avatar
vcatHobbyist
oh wow I was able to draw a cool action pose thanks to this :3, thanks a bunch
Bluesrat's avatar
I'm glad it helped you! Thanks for telling me. :)
dombom's avatar
nice idea!

thank uh!
punkwolf333's avatar
punkwolf333Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is nice ^_^ i guess i could try this im not sure if i can though since i have problems with anatomy
Bluesrat's avatar
It can be tough when you have problems with anatomy. I've been there. If you've got serious skill shortfalls, then trying to push yourself into things you can't do might lead to frustration and discouragement, and that's no good. One thing you can do to improve is poke around on DA and find photos of things you don't draw well--hands, backs, whatever--and sketch and doodle from them. It might be dishonest to post work you've copied, but there's nothing wrong with doing it for practice. :) And there's nothing wrong with photo references. Professional artists use them all the time.

On the other hand, avoiding things because you lack confidence will inhibit your growth as an artist. One of the things this tutorial has done for me is push me to draw things I might not have tried otherwise. Why I try, I often find that I've got the ability in me after all...and if I don't, then at least I know what I need to work on. If I find strong inspiration, then it gives me the motivation to improve on the areas I need in order to come back and finish the picture.
punkwolf333's avatar
punkwolf333Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow that's very encouraging ^_^ maybe i will try to draw things that i've never drawn before =] hopefully i get better
Tja-ani's avatar
Tja-aniHobbyist Traditional Artist
hey this technique could be a big help to me. :D
Every time I try to draw, there is a problem. I need some pose to this!
and here I have an answer to it. :)
Bluesrat's avatar
I hope it does well by you!
Tja-ani's avatar
Tja-aniHobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! ^^
shurakitty's avatar
Great! I love your technique! I think I might try it!
Bluesrat's avatar
Thanks! I'm glad if you find it helpful. :)
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