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A small study in body language by DamaiMikaz A small study in body language by DamaiMikaz
Also part of the sketchdump project I'm doing.
I did a study on body language, as I felt it was badly needed for the whole 'storytelling aspect' of my art. 
Did some research on how to read body language (and manipulate it) and summarized it in this small study :)

Placed it in the tutorial category because it might be helpful to some of you as well ^^


Character is Sato from my Emion project. 


More on body language:
A small study on human expression by DamaiMikaz 



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:iconbysu-handmade:
BYSU-HANDMADE Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing! Really helpful info!Heart Heart Heart 
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:iconcutetoybonnie:
CuteToyBonnie Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2017
Thanks ! ^^ 
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:iconprevisha:
Previsha Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017
Love this, awesome character poses.
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:icondumpsterjuice:
DumpsterJuice Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
would it be alright to use this as a practice and give you full credit?? id replace the character and add your name to it kind of like a drawing meme i guess??
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure
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:iconkingspacegodzilla94:
kingspacegodzilla94 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
OMG  !!!!! Is Six !!!!  Oh my god - OMG 
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:iconbmbjr59:
bmbjr59 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful for me thankx
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:iconanredera:
anredera Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good tutorial! It will be very useful! Yui Funami (Good Job) [V3] 
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:iconringonoki:
ringonoki Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Professional General Artist
Saved it as a reference  for getting familiar with body language and words that describe it (English is not my native language).
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:iconnolmet:
nolmet Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
This may come handy in the future. Thank you.
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:iconjunivia:
Junivia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
love this
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:iconaluminn:
Aluminn Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Student
Great character !
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:icons-a-diamond:
S-A-Diamond Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really inspiring!
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:iconskyler-bolt:
Skyler-Bolt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are super useful!
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:iconmejorqvos:
Mejorqvos Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's quality content in there. Super useful info with your other images.

Watching!
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:iconbaalthazar092:
Baalthazar092 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good and useful! I'd like to point out that the Angry/Agressive one has a very good chance to actually fight you physically. He is in an "attack position", preparing to take you down.
It's very different from the "other kind" of angry. The one who shouts at you, makes exaggerated movements, etc etc. The "i'm making a scene" kind. He's just telling you "i'm angry, back down". Only a bluff.
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:iconebolasparklebear:
EbolaSparkleBear Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
They're all shoplifters, that's why they have those big coats.
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lol:
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:iconlaillustr8or:
laillustr8or Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Professional General Artist
Awesome piece!!  Thank you for the llama badge too:)
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:iconaeron013:
Aeron013 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Student General Artist
great!!!
i love it
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:iconxthehexagonminex:
xTheHexagonMinex Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very useful ;)
Have always wondered how I could coordinate a bit of my characters' personalities into the anatomy 
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:iconriddleheart:
RiddleHeart Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
What a cute character design .
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:iconcamotherogue:
CamoTheRogue Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, can I become your apprentice in art?
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:iconinushommaru:
InuShommaru Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful resource, thank you. ^^ You lay everything out well, and keep it concise without muddling.
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:icondarkroomm:
DarkroomM Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful, thank you :3
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:iconajuuchutrain:
ajuuchutrain Featured By Owner Edited Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! Are you going to draw a manga with this character or do you already have one but I'm too blind to see? =w=
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The character is part of a novel I'm writing.
I'm not sure if there will be a manga, since sequential art isn't really my thing. But if you're interested, there are descriptions underneath most of my artworks that tell about the story :)
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:iconajuuchutrain:
ajuuchutrain Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK....binge reading time. O-O
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:iconnicklegend:
NickLegend Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Very nice work! I like how you lay everything out.
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:iconkizzy13j:
kizzy13j Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work!! :-)
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:iconrevealedfromthevoy:
RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved it! Very cool
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:iconasiimovy:
Asiimovy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something to help: concept artist Lain McCraig refers to stock characters for "character types" based on what body part they lead with.

Chest/torso for heroes.
Pelvis for slackers.
Knees for cowards.
Head for intellectuals/thinkers.
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:iconcriscalabrese:
criscalabrese Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
complete and  easy to understand. It doesn't  often happen ...
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:iconwindhiem:
Windhiem Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
These are great I can see myself definitely being hostile or confident most of the time. depends on the weather :P
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:iconrbenlan2015:
rbenlan2015 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
GENIAL!!!
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:iconjonathanbluestone:
JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Professional Artist
Excellent representations here. That said, others visiting this page may wish to read the books of the author Desmond Morris.
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:iconcamotherogue:
CamoTheRogue Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have not heard of him, where can I get the books?
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:iconjonathanbluestone:
JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Professional Artist
Any half-decent book-seller will have them; if not try Amazon. Here are some titles to get you started. The Naked Ape (1967) The Human Zoo (1969) Manwatching (1977) The Naked Woman (2004) Peoplewatching (2002) Dogwatching (1986) Carlore (1987) Catchwatching (1986) and many more, however, you may well enjoy Bodytalk: A World Guide to Gestures (1994). Personally, I know his work because I studied it back in the mid-to-late Eighties with emphasis on the sociological and psychological makeup of animals and people and how we, as humans, perceived animals attitudes towards us. There is considerably more depth to many animal-human relationships than most people would imagine. Sadly, human beings have a tendency towards associating what we want when it comes to animals or worse, inanimate objects so Morris' work was invaluable in insightful.
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:iconcamotherogue:
CamoTheRogue Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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:iconanimalover4six:
animalover4six Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
aww he looks so cute!

also helpful stydy^^
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:iconstepan32rus:
Stepan32rus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2016
Cool!))
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:iconsiobhan90:
Siobhan90 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool :)
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:iconkevincomicart:
KevinComicArt Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
very nice! :] such clean line work
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:iconkhotsodube:
KhotsoDube Featured By Owner Edited Aug 23, 2016   Digital Artist
This is what I need to add personality to my characters in animation. Thanks a lot for the input and info it will be of great help. I like your work.
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:iconbaixam:
baixam Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Really helpful, thanks
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:iconmixedsignal:
MixedSignal Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Unrelated to the purpose of the study, but I really like the clothing design.
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:iconkira-mesu:
kira-mesu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Hobbyist
WOW, I love your WORK. :D
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:iconqueenoftheshrimp15:
QueenoftheShrimp15 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Keep drawing until it gets good...
For you, that sure has paid off
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm still drawing to get better :dummy:
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:iconmcrou:
MCRou Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Student General Artist
wow *_* love your skills
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