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Post Reply Building on Line work. Lets talk about the body and anatomy.
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Tell me when its done Want to see more artz.
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To make smoother lines, your hand and arm need to have the practice. Even if your brain knows what it wants to do, your arm needs to draw more. Don't spend to much time worrying about how something looks just yet, instead focus on gesture drawing. There are plenty of tools you can google that have timed poses (15 second to a full minute) where you can learn how to capture a body's motion with only a few line strokes.

1 Buy a small dry erase board with a dry erase marker from the dollar store

2 Look for a website that has its own gesture drawing tool complete with timer

3 Capture the motions of the shown pose as quickly as you can on your board

4 wipe off the board when completed or when the image changes

5 draw the next pose, as quickly as you can,

6 rinse and repeat for at least 30 minutes every day
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whitewingedquetzacoatl wrote:

To make smoother lines, your hand and arm need to have the practice. Even if your brain knows what it wants to do, your arm needs to draw more. Don't spend to much time worrying about how something looks just yet, instead focus on gesture drawing. There are plenty of tools you can google that have timed poses (15 second to a full minute) where you can learn how to capture a body's motion with only a few line strokes.

1 Buy a small dry erase board with a dry erase marker from the dollar store

2 Look for a website that has its own gesture drawing tool complete with timer

3 Capture the motions of the shown pose as quickly as you can on your board

4 wipe off the board when completed or when the image changes

5 draw the next pose, as quickly as you can,

6 rinse and repeat for at least 30 minutes every day


Interesting. I'll give it a shot on my time off
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I would suggest you spend more of your time looking than drawing. I had a professor tell me that you don't become a better writer by writing, but by reading. I would think this approach works the same for drawing. I know when I used to draw, I would use sports mags and old porno rags for anatomical reference along with manga and comics for technical inspiration. You have one good line for the upper left shoulder leading to the bicep that you can work from, and a horrific merging of lines at the left hip that should be removed and redone. When drawing anatomy, it should look like a combination of merging and overlapping curves. See Tosh/Shun Saeki's work for a good reference. If you're going to start light and build anyway, you might want to create a simple skeleton with joints and movement lines. See the pic below in all of its Microsoft Paint glory; all my computer time is wasted on Oracle, Excel, and email, so forgive me:



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I would suggest you spend more of your time looking than drawing. I had a professor tell me that you don't become a better writer by writing, but by reading. I would think this approach works the same for drawing. I know when I used to draw, I would use sports mags and old porno rags for anatomical reference along with manga and comics for technical inspiration. You have one good line for the upper left shoulder leading to the bicep that you can work from, and a horrific merging of lines at the left hip that should be removed and redone. When drawing anatomy, it should look like a combination of merging and overlapping curves. See Tosh/Shun Saeki's work for a good reference. If you're going to start light and build anyway, you might want to create a simple skeleton with joints and movement lines. See the pic below in all of its Microsoft Paint glory; all my computer time is wasted on Oracle, Excel, and email, so forgive me:





Thanks a lot. I kept the left arm in the same position, but I definitely completely redrew the body. Right now I'm just really looking for everything to click with me, I can almost Starr smoothing out the drawing, but it still needs a but more work.

Thanks for the help though
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