At 1/9/13 11:59 AM, SoupBeat wrote:
At 1/7/13 12:39 PM, ChildSafetyLid wrote:
My only suggestion to you is collect more pictures of people from resource sites for reference of anatomy. but do practice drawing poses you wouldn't normally use for the study aspect. This will help you know what's present in life and you can pick from your studies for your personal work. Keep it up. :DGreat tip!Thanks man I will Start searching for those pictures!Can you suggest any sites?
I have trouble searching for poses when I need them but try Deviantart and using keywords like "dynamic", it takes a lot of scrounging but the resources are free and most people don't mind you using their composition personally. I use Pinterest to store my categories, I tend to see great poses I know I can use when I am unable to use them. There's also a few great books on this, Michael Hampton's "Figure Drawing and Intervention" is so great I made a video review available here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePa-r6BAeq4, I discuss all the great reasons this book was vital to me. The best thing is understanding breaking down the figure into simple shapes, not drawing a woman standing but drawing the relative space consumed by mass. He explains gesture drawing from the ground up and it really is a beneficial knowledge. As mentioned above, what is 30 second sketches of flow relation in the body's shape. I carry a sketch book everywhere, don't depend on technology it may not always work. I observe everyone around me and dedicate a few minutes to gestures while people are in action.
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