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Olivia Moonwatcher by nikdrawson Olivia Moonwatcher :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 25 2 Paladin Cinderella by nikdrawson Paladin Cinderella :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 34 3 Commission: Alenia Lhea by nikdrawson Commission: Alenia Lhea :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 5 0 Commission: Bullet by nikdrawson Commission: Bullet :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 8 0 Commission: Bell Isari by nikdrawson Commission: Bell Isari :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 14 3 Pink Mercy by nikdrawson Pink Mercy :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 88 0 May the 4th be with you: Kylo Ren by nikdrawson May the 4th be with you: Kylo Ren :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 24 3 Speedpaint by nikdrawson Speedpaint :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 9 0 Lucky Chloe by nikdrawson Lucky Chloe :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 48 2 Brigette by nikdrawson Brigette :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 221 7 Redhead Stream Paint by nikdrawson Redhead Stream Paint :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 14 0 Theocin Ashgarde Commission by nikdrawson Theocin Ashgarde Commission :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 12 0 Xaela Commission by nikdrawson Xaela Commission :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 20 3 Mira and Min Comission by nikdrawson Mira and Min Comission :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 10 2 Dwassyith by nikdrawson Dwassyith :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 8 2 Arcanist by nikdrawson Arcanist :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 6 2


Doki Doki Literature Club: Yuri by Matchstixs Doki Doki Literature Club: Yuri :iconmatchstixs:Matchstixs 8 1 The Bazaar by Skyrion The Bazaar :iconskyrion:Skyrion 1,298 67 Siege Craft by Hamsterfly Siege Craft :iconhamsterfly:Hamsterfly 5,042 134 City of Newcrest by Orelf City of Newcrest :iconorelf:Orelf 1,745 52 Bar 'Cascade ' by SolarSouth Bar 'Cascade ' :iconsolarsouth:SolarSouth 1,109 14 Last Guardian fanart by Mei-Xing Last Guardian fanart :iconmei-xing:Mei-Xing 719 33 till the death do us part by sayuuhiro till the death do us part :iconsayuuhiro:sayuuhiro 2,244 41 Return To Chronos Keep by tigaer Return To Chronos Keep :icontigaer:tigaer 1,757 67 50 Hand Challenge Pack - 244 Hand References by SenshiStock 50 Hand Challenge Pack - 244 Hand References :iconsenshistock:SenshiStock 5,432 774 Hanzo by Artgerm Hanzo :iconartgerm:Artgerm 11,165 203 Egyptian tomb entrance by KrasenMaximov Egyptian tomb entrance :iconkrasenmaximov:KrasenMaximov 537 13 Cow Boy by Hozure Cow Boy :iconhozure:Hozure 397 10 Overwatch Mercy Fanart by alexnegrea Overwatch Mercy Fanart :iconalexnegrea:alexnegrea 9,094 354 Old Temple by sandara Old Temple :iconsandara:sandara 6,971 192 Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Millennium Falcon by AndreeWallin Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Millennium Falcon :iconandreewallin:AndreeWallin 3,203 97
Find your way around DA #1: Pose References
Coming up with interesting, accurate poses for your characters can be difficult. Either they all end up looking the same, or the poses just don't look right. Drawing from a reference is a great way to practice this. Luckily, there are lots of amazing resources available to help you out, both here on DeviantArt and one the big bad WWW. I've listed the ones I know here, so you don't have to do the digging.
- I've picked resources that focus on poses, not on anatomy. This means that the drawn pose references listed here are not necessarily anatomically correct. Though the two are definitely related, to me they're not necessarily the same thing. Your anatomy might be great, but a good pose can really bring your image to life. 
- This journal focuses on humans, not animals. Animal references will be listed in the next journal.
A little guide to the list
Real Life Poses: Stock photographs of real people in various poses, generally against a white backdrop.
Drawn pose stock:&
:iconiduna-haya:Iduna-Haya 806 185



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Nik Dawson
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United Kingdom
Concept Artist | Illustrator | Designer

Hello! I'm Nik o/ An English freelance artist, gamer and full time nerd. (Also part-time cat wrangler.)



Paladin Cinderella
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Wanted to do a series of Disney Princesses as RPG style job classes for fun and practice, so decided to start with Cinderella. She just struck me as a Paladin for some reason xD so gave her a glass sword instead of slippers. Who is next and what job class to make them?! Open to ideas if anyone has some :3


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brynhildr13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the watch and support!! I can't wait to see more from you and I really hope to learn from you!
nikdrawson Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Professional
That's so sweet! I look forward to seeing your work and progress too :3!
JinukaKazama Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017
hey can u plzzz take my request?????? :(
nikdrawson Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Professional
Hello! Really sorry, but I can't take requests at the moment :c I work freelance
JinukaKazama Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
okay :aww:
JinukaKazama Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
hi there Hi! your artworks are so coool:excited:  do you take requests?
nikdrawson Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Professional
Heya, thank you! I don't have the time to unfortunately :C I work as a freelance artist so all my time goes into that really D:
JinukaKazama Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
you are welcome :aww: yeah your arts seems to do real hard work Clap  
Kina-Lee Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice workLlama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] ! I'm excited to see more!
nikdrawson Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Professional
Ohh thank you c: <3!
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