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Decurse

Something has been eating at me, for as long as I can remember and with increasing magnitude. It is this sensation of genuine, lingering discomfort when it comes to drawing, during artwork creation as well as during elementary practice sessions. The most severe ramification of this affliction has been an extensive hiatus when it comes to most things artistic. My dread of drawing overshadows my love for the matter, and I keep making up excuses for putting art aside - "I am more of a programmer anyway", "work and family is more than enough", "I need to start working out first" and so on. Yet again, I return to DeviantArt, realizing that my last

Humbly hopeful

Humbly hopeful

I might have skipped a day of drawing, but other than that things are proceeding as I hoped. The lesson learned so far is that I should probably focus more on one topic at a time. Jumping between stuff makes it harder to get into the flow of drawing habitually. Therefore, for some time now I will focus on gesture drawing. The goal is to be able to accurately capture the feeling of any pose in less than 30 seconds. Based on what I have read, heard and seen it should be perfectly possible, but it will still be challenging since I am usually way to focused on details. It'll be good fun, hopefully :)
Feeling hopeful!

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Thank you very much for the 'Watch'.
What an incredible gallery you have!
Cool looking gallery. 
I like how you draw foreshortened poses.
 Thank you a lot for watching my works!
Awesome work.... But can you tell me please, if you have the time, how can i practise in anatomy and body sketching? Check my sketches if possible.
Thank you! I looked at your sketches, and I found them very creative. One of the hardest things thing with drawing characters, once you know basic anatomy, is to make them interesting and original, and I think you have that part covered :)

As for how to improve anatomy and poses, the best way to do that is to draw, draw and draw some more, using any references you can find. If you spend a lot of time drawing people, you will build a intuitive understanding of how to create your own poses.

You also need to differentiate between technique and knowledge. Try to draw a perfect circle, and you'll know what I mean. Likely it won't be flawless (at least mine are not), even though you know exactly how it should look. Drawing people is of course even trickier, since it's hard to know what the "perfect result" should look like (knowledge of anatomy plays an important part when you assess that).

I am far from confident when creating poses from scratch, without having anything to look at, so my goal right now is to practice at least some every day. We'll see how that works :)