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Super-easy pose tutorial by Bluesrat Super-easy pose tutorial by Bluesrat
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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TylarWolfe Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
worked great :3
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PhantomMuse Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Oh, interesting exercise.
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xAlalax Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can i use that pose??
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brynnabeth Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so trying this. ^^
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Bluesrat Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
I hope it works out for you!
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OriginalMangaEpic Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
huh, that sounds like it could work... *scurries off to try it*
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Mcdocious Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
This actually...worked O_O.

It looked too good to be true!
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Bluesrat Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
\o/ I'm glad it helped!
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KawaiiSayaka Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
that... is really. quite amazing really...I really have to try this. I'm HORRIBLE with poses.
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Bluesrat Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Yeah. I tend to get stuck in ruts, and this helps me break out and forces me to try new things.
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RoxyMcSocks Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
Simple, yet, very effective. I've gotta try this sometime.
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Bluesrat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
It's helped me over a few humps. I hope it works for you!
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RoxyMcSocks Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
I've been using it very loosely and it's start to do get some drawings out. Thanks. :D
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vcat Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009  Hobbyist
oh wow I was able to draw a cool action pose thanks to this :3, thanks a bunch
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Bluesrat Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
I'm glad it helped you! Thanks for telling me. :)
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dombom Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
nice idea!

thank uh!
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punkwolf333 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is nice ^_^ i guess i could try this im not sure if i can though since i have problems with anatomy
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Bluesrat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
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.
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punkwolf333 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow that's very encouraging ^_^ maybe i will try to draw things that i've never drawn before =] hopefully i get better
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Tja-ani Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist 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. :)
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Bluesrat Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
I hope it does well by you!
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Tja-ani Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes! ^^
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shurakitty Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Great! I love your technique! I think I might try it!
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Bluesrat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Thanks! I'm glad if you find it helpful. :)
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ptsluvsnfl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Nice trick! Something so simple is going be a big help to me. :D Thanks for making it.
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Murasaki99 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Coolness! I've done this on a smaller scale just to liven things up, but random-scribble poses really do add an extra dimension to it. Thanks for sharing!
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Miskatonika Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! I'll have to try this someday :D
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Jagash Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat and handy, especially for me at my stage of artistic development. Thanks a lot for that. :)
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