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How do I scribble - Expressions (EXAMPLES) by ScribbleNetty How do I scribble - Expressions (EXAMPLES) :iconscribblenetty:ScribbleNetty 4,277 96 Progression compilation by BrianKesinger Progression compilation :iconbriankesinger:BrianKesinger 1,788 99 Sketch - Anna by charlestanart Sketch - Anna :iconcharlestanart:charlestanart 431 7 Echarpe by Nooknook Echarpe :iconnooknook:Nooknook 6 16
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 821 185
How I paint - tutorial on painting (+Q n' A)
this is so popular wowie .-.
EDIT:// There have been some questions about this and I thought I'll make a Q&A for them so that you won't have to ask me all these things over and I don't have to answer the same questions all the time haha
Scroll to the end of this journal to read--
ok Idk how Flash works and these would make too big of a file so I'll post it like this for now:

Painting11 by Kyldrun
Painting12 by Kyldrun
What program did you use?
I use Photoshop Cs5
What are your brush settings?
For this I had the most common brush '30' (not the airbrush one), c
:iconkyldrun:Kyldrun 932 94
Sword pose stock 8 by Random-Acts-Stock Sword pose stock 8 :iconrandom-acts-stock:Random-Acts-Stock 605 45 Poses: an introduction by hibbary Poses: an introduction :iconhibbary:hibbary 4,877 160 Poses: methods of drawing by hibbary Poses: methods of drawing :iconhibbary:hibbary 4,868 180 Using my textures in Photoshop: a basic tutorial by hibbary Using my textures in Photoshop: a basic tutorial :iconhibbary:hibbary 1,681 47 My Brush Pack by DanLuVisiArt My Brush Pack :icondanluvisiart:DanLuVisiArt 63,983 5,186 My digital access code by AquaSixio My digital access code :iconaquasixio:AquaSixio 1,526 96 Detail on Leela's Eye (with directions) by sophie427 Detail on Leela's Eye (with directions) :iconsophie427:sophie427 59 10 Shiny Things by mldoxy Shiny Things :iconmldoxy:mldoxy 8,350 98 Reference Render Reality - Metal by Wildcard84 Reference Render Reality - Metal :iconwildcard84:Wildcard84 293 19 Tutorial 01 - Enhancing the stretch by nicolasammarco Tutorial 01 - Enhancing the stretch :iconnicolasammarco:nicolasammarco 10 20



So I've done about ten ACEOs and have another three in the works. Here's the thing, I'm usually too busy with my dayjob to really figure out who would be good characters to draw.

So I ask you guys: who should I draw?

What are they from? What makes them such wonderful characters?

Please comment!
I want to hear who you'd like to see! Odds are I'll do most of the characters I see here. I just don't want to call these requests, just because odds are I'll be selling the originals.

Also, I'm not sure how other people use the status updates, but I use them almost as a twitter/facebook thing. However, you'll often see updates on the ACEOs I'm currently working on. If you look now you'll see one that I hope to have done in the next day or two. :) I don't do many updates, so hopefully I'm not driving anyone crazy with that.

Current Projects:
  • Additional ACEOS - Ongoing
  • Twilight Sparkle Bookmark - Planning (I drew it at work, but I lost it!)
  • Link and/or Zelda Print - Planning
  • Sailor Moon Print - Inking Stage
  • Additional Print for sister - Sketched
  • Elsa Watercolor?
  • Any ideas?


Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
An animation/cartoon artist, trying to hit that professional level. I'm always taking commissions.


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Thank You so much for watch! :icondragonhug:
Kaotic-Cass Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Hello and welcome to the FireNation-Fans group. I hope you enjoy your time with us and I look forward to getting to know you and your work. :)
Nooknook Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch and the fav! :) I hope we will share a lot of things! 
Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you for adding my 'Pose References' journal to your collection

I'm happy you enjoyed it :)

My-Anne Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for watching me!
Sachi-pon Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for the watch. i'm watching you too! :D
Plaguey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch
Nortya Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Sure thing! Makes being art buddies easier, no?
Plaguey Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course
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