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Body Language Tutorial

Okaaaay guys ! It's finally here, my Body Language tutorial !
Like its title says, it's focused on posing and bodies, so I didn't develop much on face and expressions.
If you want another face chart or something, just tell me, tho there are already lots of good ones around here !

Hope it'll be useful !

Edit : I'm glad so many of you people like it ! If you wanna practice a bit I did an expression intensity blank meme ! !

Edit2 : And here are some expressions refs I gathered for you !
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Kuro-Tsuki-san's avatar
The bit on body language will be very helpful, I have three or more characters i want to draw that spend a lot or all there time in masks, the mane things that's been stopping me from drawing them is how to show expressions when they don't have faces.
LuckyGoRabbitFoot's avatar
This is really helpful! Thanks for making this!
Silentheart11's avatar
this is great,
but i cry with a straight face all the time
poly-m's avatar
Yeah, a straight, blushing, congested, tensed face :)
Silentheart11's avatar
i swear,
i don't remember a single moment where i cried so hard my face was tense and blushing
in fact i dont even remember blushing at all
yeah my face gets red because i try to hold my breath XD i only cry with a straight face when i dont want anybody to see or just being dramatic x3
poly-m's avatar
ok cool you're a Terminator, good for you.
Silentheart11's avatar
i give up, i dont know anymore
WhiteLigra's avatar
Thank you for the tutorial! I like it when things are summed up and put out there like this. Some of the stuff I already knew and some i didn't, ether way its good to see this information, and it is a great refreshure for me now and will be later! :D
alcamoths's avatar
oh my goodness, this all makes so much sense now! thanks a bunch for taking the time to make this; it's going to be super helpful!
poly-m's avatar
Glad it is !
v-crime's avatar
This is really helpful for fellow artists to make the artwork speak out more clear

Thanks a lot :D
This is an amazing lesson! I never thought about body language in my drawing before. Thank you so much!
poly-m's avatar
Glad you enjoyed :)
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SilentDeath13's avatar
...please be my sensei Q~Q
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Dalya-Novae's avatar
Really informative. Thank you!
poly-m's avatar
Very welcome :)
poly-m's avatar
Thanks, glad to help :)
Charanty's avatar
I have a question: what do i do if my character has no face? Am i supposed to do the same minus face part or i should do something in addition?
poly-m's avatar
I believe it should stay the same, yes :)
You can express in his body if he's weak, strong, sly, confident, etc...You can also toy with his accessories (like a mask for hiding his lack of face, hats or stuff. And I guess when you have no face you try to be elegant with the rest of your clothes) but this has to come at the end of the process ^^
Charanty's avatar
I see now, thank you)
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