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Made with deviantART muro Just thought I'd pass on some tips on how I approach some of these drawings and compositions.
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wangssq Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh  this' gonna be so cool~  The first video lesson I've take on dA!!
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Vimes-DA Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Thanks for making these lessons in muro, they are very helpful. Hope you do some more :D
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radsechrist Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
so cool!
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Forty-Nine Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
More Pleeeeaaaaase! This is helpful.
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Gemini-two Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
these are great tips
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Nvhugo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
this applies when you want to draw comic books? =I
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DanNortonArt Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
To draw period
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Nvhugo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
????
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Caleb-Brown Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
By "To draw period" he means that these tips for all drawings regardless of what you are drawing. You can apply the info to whatever you want.
Just clearing it up cause English may not be your first language and it seems like you didn't know what the phrase meant.
:)
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Nvhugo Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Thank you =)
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FiskXPhantom Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
THis is incredible!
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Wyrm2021 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
COOL STUFF, LOVE THIS TUT. YOU SHOULD MAKE IT SO THAT IT CAN BE DOWNLOADED FOR LATER REF. Sorry didnt realize I was shouting.
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SandRogue24 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cool.
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TedKimArt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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Franky33 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Thanks for sharing!. very helpful
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basil81 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very helpful. It's easy to forget the basics, and I commend you for demonstrating it as concisely as you did. I learned about starting from the chest a while ago and it worked well for me, but my lizard brain caused me to revert to starting from the head. This is a sobering reminder. Start. From. The. Chest. Thanks...:)
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rcxdirectrix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! this is extremely helpful!
i'm not really good with human anatomy..
but.. thanks for sharing this :)
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Mysticwhip Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist
why always start with chest?
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DanNortonArt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
The chest is the center mass. The spine is only capable of turning in so many directions, so arms, legs and head are only appendages. When you start with the chest, you can put the mass in a space on the page and manage the limbs within that space. The mass of the chest will also regulate the scale of your limbs including the head. Besides, when you start with the head, you may find your pose will stiffen up or you will digress to a more basic stance.
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Mysticwhip Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist
I was thinking, couldn't you achieve the same level of flexibility in your pose by laying down a line of action then working however you choose?
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DanNortonArt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
An action line is great, but I like assigning the line to the form. With just the line, you still have to marry up the form against the motion. It also doesn't give a sense of scale off the bat.
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Mysticwhip Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist
ahh,well you're the master I suppose.
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Mysticwhip Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist
ahh I see, thanks for the reply. It's more natural for me to draw the head first but when I draw the chest first my poses are way more dynamic but I have difficulty placing the head. I suppose I should just practice drawing the chest first. Thanks again for the reply.
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Dracowyr Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
Thanks for sharing your tips and techniques!
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very kind of you do do this, I found it most fun to watch and helpful to hear it broken down like that! Thanks!
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DreMalone Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Your tutorials make me want to draw again. :)
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s1naptic Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is crazy helpful - thank you!
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JazylH Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
WOW!
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baddleebadd Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   General Artist
Bless you for this!
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Eldrahzak Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, I mean... woah...

I've always been very poor when it came to sketching poses, they would always look ridiculously stiff and random (I always started drawing the head first... >>) except if I used a reference and insanely copied every line of it... just a simple sketch could take me some hours to end up freaking wrong, and I was afraid of *gasp* foreshortening and perspective...

then I saw this, and it kind of unlocked something... a big something, for in about one hour of seeing this, I was able to draw any pose I wanted, and actually WANTED to draw perspective and foreshortening, and could pull it off more quickly than ever before...

Really, I already knew those "build with geometric forms" tricks, and they never worked... they looked awkward as hell and took forever, and the pose were still off... while this approach just seems so natural. ^^

Anyway, I'm definitely grateful, drawing was starting to bore me, and theses tips just started my drawing rage again! Thanks a whole lot! =D
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VanHeist Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
That is an incredibly simple and yet insanely useful pack of tips. Thank you!
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Ectogammot Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're a great person for sharing this. Thanks.
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Celestial4ever Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial and pointers! :heart:
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Sarkanybaby Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, this is great!
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wunderwolfer Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Great tutorial, thank you
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CodeRedwallfan Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Thanks so much for the tips. I've been having trouble with posing as well, but I've been gesture drawing to help me get a good idea of how the body can be positioned.
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BrattyBen Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Thanks for this. Very helpful indeed.
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Pornomaniac Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My problem is coming up with poses. I get the building of shapes but determining a pose just throws me off.
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DanNortonArt Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Think of your poses as words. You build your vocabulary by referencing others poses or real life gestures or sit your butt down and doodle like a mad man. I've drawn some of these poses a thousand times, but the real trick is to not have anything in mind. By not trying to hit a target the lines let you find your way. In time, repetition will give you muscle memory and you'll be able to hit the pose you want more quickly.
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Pornomaniac Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I'm thinking I'm going to buy myself some cheapass notebooks and just focus squarely on doodling poses. I'm usually conservative with my paper and I'm thinking that's what's been limiting me. I want to make a epic piece with every single page. I need to break that habit.

Really, really appreciate the words. 8-)
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JacksBasement Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wish I could download this. xP
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Aersus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Thank you. Just... thank you so much. :iconarigatouplz:
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Justaoi Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WHOA! these drawing tips are very helpful. i try to see what i was able to conjure up from memory..zilch but soon as i looked at a reference photo, i start seeing the magic! thank you for posting this because this is going to helpful with getting down quick gestures to wonderful build up for fleshing a character out!!!

and i also agree about anatomy. it's great to learn it but for me it was causing sooo much confusion. do i need this book, do i need to draw these tendons, how to make it look perfect(vitruvian man). i find this method with viewing things as shapes easier. i was told to look at things like that but just wasn't shown. the forearm looking like a bowling pin...i will never forget that or any of those other shapes for that matter!!!

once again thank you and cant wait for more tips!
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TojiX Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Real helpful stuff thanks maestro ^^
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HOAIartworks Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Really, really nice.

Sometimes I have trouble when it comes to making limbs face directly at the 'camera' or something of the sort. I keep forgetting that I should layer the shapes to keep track.

Really cool and useful especially because of how it's shown like a video.
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Ryujisama Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bookmarked
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FeatherhowlArt Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making this with muro! OMG this is SO much more helpful when it's moving rather than just still pictures!

<333 THANK YOU :D
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eugenecommodore Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :tighthug:
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