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Pose and Gestures Suggestions by Elixirmy Pose and Gestures Suggestions by Elixirmy
I was asked on tumblr on posing and gestures for characters! Posted it there and well it's about time to update my last tutorial/reference and here are some of my suggestions! Like I said on tumblr, please springboard from this. By no means should you follow this EXACT, totally practice it if you'd like. I made it pretty general because I work off from this. I change the line quality, style,etc. along the way. If you use a pose in particular just credit please? 

That's about it, it's no problem for me if you use this because duh! I really hope it helps! There are some typos and mistakes because I made this in no less than an hour and pretty fast. If any questions, let me know!
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Azulnieve-pro Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pardon me, is there the full pic of this? I can't clearly see the text
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PoppliOdi9915 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This really helped me out, thanks dude ;3
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GraphicGinger Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Student General Artist
Really helpful! Thanks friendo! :)
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LudwigETC Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Student General Artist
I've been looking everywhere for this kind of "cartoon body" tutorial-
I'm so glad I found this! It'll help me a lot, thank you!! I'm gonna try practicing poses a lot more no matter how ugly or pretty they'll look :'>
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Cassie-Draws Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is great! Thank you~ ^^
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aquaartistcat Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gooood good
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mangakay Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
good one :)
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people48 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Dude arms being different lengths makes
it look unnatural
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raveneevee Featured By Owner Edited Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
forced perspective and angles do that 

youd be surprised how unnatural a natural position looks when you draw it 
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harmlessteddy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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DragonSoulSC Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for your inspiring suggestions :3
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FTXCat2075 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.  Reference materials like those are valuable for beginners like me. Be Wall.
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Brixtambot Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Thank you for making this,It's really helpful! I need to work on poses ^^;
Actually, do have any other tips for drawing poses with two people? I've been struggling a lot with that.
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I don't recall if I had posted it here but I had some references on drawing two people interacting. But I will definitely shoot for making a new one and address that!

What I always find that helps is to (easy on digital but having some trace/transparent paper for traditional) draw the two characters individually. Instead of looking at it a whole (I get lost in limbs!) draw them individually and then put them together! Taking it one step at a time can ultimately make this BIG (drawing and finishing two chars. is a lot!) drawing much easier. Once together you can make finishing adjustments to bring it home.

We always had one model and our instructor will tell us to draw all the poses they do as different people on the same plane. Same technique! Hope it helps but I do plan to make a new reference/tutorial. I appreciate the suggestion!
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Brixtambot Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Yeah,that might be helpful!

Unfortunately I use traditional but I'll try doing that at some point. I've tried digital and it just doesn't work for me. By the way,how many sketches do you generally do to get a good pose for one picture? I'm just curious cause I tend to do a lot of sketches before I draw the actual thing. .__.

Thank you for taking the time to help me out! You rock!:happybounce:
 
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gummydog Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! 
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
thanks so much! hope it helps! :thumbsup:
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ThatFuzzyBlueThingXD Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
xo;why0o
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foxIing Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
are you going to do hands at some point? i found some tutorials on your old account but now i cant find them ;^;
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Alie-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Great work ! It will be a great help !
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
thank you 8)
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tornadoz01 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Is that... Madoka Magica in the corner...? :3 This is going to be ridiculously helpful for me. I can tell that you're really good at what you do :)
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
thank you 8) and yes it is!
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Destyya Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Writer
This really helps, thanks. 
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
no problem! glad it does
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Seku Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
awesome notes :)
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
thanks!
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Poul-Tisbey Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Lovely! This'll be a great help!
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
great!
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Whitenamed Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
I love the energy comes from your work! :)
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
thank you! 
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openskyline Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your tutorials. They make me laugh. Wink/Razz 
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
haha thanks!
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LunaMiranda Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Artist
Incredibly useful tutorial! Thanks!
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vanmenezes Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks
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BreeNC Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Useful.
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Thanks for these, very helpful.
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MoeMoney123 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what's a good site to find reference pictures/? 
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Shad0wmantis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an amazing guide! My drawings no longer look like a bunch of animatronic robots wearing costumes,and for that, I must thank you.
I don't know if this is a weird question or not (Kinda new to the site),but do you mind at all if I mention this guide in a journal entry?
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demonkitty21 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly what I'm looking for!  Super handy!
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Toxic-Ramen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
This looks pretty useful. I need to practice poses for my characters.
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tiviilove Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg thankyou for this i really need this !!:happybounce: 
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VanelineSloan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your going on my fav list! awesome and thank you for the suggestions! :D
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LuisJoseSH Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks it help me :D
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MinimiYummy1995 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you Samy!! :3
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TeamHeartGold Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! You have some nice action lines going, but I really like the arms section the most. The shoulder blades drawing was also a really good hint on how to deal with drawing arms and shoulders.
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NBCF Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
You have some great lines of action!
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