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Female Gesture Practice

Drawn mostly from imagination, sometimes used ref to check anatomy. Not best, but at least I practiced. Tried to add little shadows as friend suggested.
Bottom left my fav.
Do you have any tips to draw poses more easily or in action?
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kellyHyuga's avatar
thanks I will practice with this
omenaapple's avatar
human anatomy is complicated and hard to draw DD: yet you've done really great work with these!
Caynez's avatar
Yes, it is. Even harder, if you want to draw different body types.
Thank you :)
SteadfastBlade's avatar
Would you mind any if some budding artists I knew could use these to practice and get better?
Caynez's avatar
I wouldn't. Don't forget to tell them to practice with real life/photos. These just could help as style reference.
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VargenSaphia's avatar
Hmm, the one at the top left; her boob just doesn't look like it's in the right position (I'm a girl so I should know). I think it should be closer to the arm = move a bit more to the right. Boobs don't just sit still in one place. Depending on in which position the arms are, the position where the boobs are might change since they might be "pulled" by the arm.

As for action poses, maybe you could watch some action movies? Like Die hard, X-men, Sucker Punch, James Bond. Also, dance movies are great for finding good poses to draw, since they tend to use less stunt men, and all the poses they strike are (in) real (life) = automatically anatomically correct. I can recommend the Step up series: Step up, Step up 2, Step up 3D and Step up 4. They got some awesome moves going on! (Plus, the music is good).

It shouldn't matter all that much which gender the main character has, girls and boys can take the same poses and do things the same way. The only time it matters which gender they have is if you're looking at how to place/draw the chest or crotch. That's the only real difference as far as I know. So when you draw poses, 
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Big thanks Hug , especially for idea with movies. I'll test it soon. Glad you noticed that "boob problem", I think it might also be too high.
VargenSaphia's avatar
Oh, and as to drawing female characters or for boob positioning, I think it might be interesting for you to check… , ,  bikiniarmorbattledamage.tumblr… and . Also, you can find good examples of practical armour for both genders and poses while wearing armour on bikiniarmorbattledamage's blog. 

Be careful not to fall into those "traps" of t&a poses or unpractical bikini armour (and all the other types which protects everything EXCEPT HEART, LUNGS AND GUT) just because it might look "cool", "hot" or just because so many other artists do it. Many of us girls feel uncomfortable and/or offended by those things. It's sad that those kind of things still can be found in a lot of video games and comic book. :(

Don't do it like they do, be original~!^^ One day, artists may very well look up to YOU and YOUR WORKS( if they don't do it already, which they should).
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I understand, that female characters are often drawn with unpractical costume designs, or just for males pleasure. It goes for characters with overly big boobs too, which I guess don't help during fight or can even be a hurt for spine... Also using often high heels, so how they are supposed to run and swing with sword?

I must draw my two friends as warrior and mage. I couldn't find yesterday any interesting references. All of them were in pin-up poses or close too. The designs also were repetitive... I think they don't want too see themselves in such concepts. Warrior should be warrior...

Thanks, I'll try my best.
skittlefuck's avatar
You have some epic anatomy skills. 
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PixelateSRD's avatar
Lol nice.
Im sure the bald ones are jealous that they don't have hair XD
Caynez's avatar
Haha, lol, exactly!
Avondrood's avatar
Do them over and over again :) Thats the advice that I got when asked around :P 
Just draw litteraly hundreds of them
Caynez's avatar
Will do! I think it's easier to understand muscles/proportion than being able to just draw correctly in perspective.
Avondrood's avatar
Good luck ^^ I'm doing some bone structure drawings atm. also in perspective ;) 
KairaHakura's avatar
This is awesome! I might end up using some of these poses when I do concept art :D
Stoys's avatar
thats good. wish my gesture could look like this.
Caynez's avatar
Thanks. I did them a bit longer than these in my sketchbook =)
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Thanks! It's hard to draw characters in standing poses, so they not look boring or same everytime.
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