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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #100 on: December 21, 2017, 02:49:30 pm »
Anybody have a technique or hack/cheat to draw a decent looking hand.
(In a relaxed position, such as simply letting it dangle at their side)
If it's actually a hand, use your own as a model. That's what I did XD . Erm, but for an actual tip, add in small details other than just making the fingers sticks, it helps yourself stay confident
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #101 on: December 23, 2017, 12:17:47 am »
Tell me what things seem off, and what things I should add (please)

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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #102 on: December 23, 2017, 09:17:01 am »
Tell me what things seem off, and what things I should add (please)

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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #103 on: January 09, 2018, 10:08:25 pm »
Can anyone give me some references/tips on how to draw humans? I have trouble with the faces, expressions, different perspective, really it all just has to do with the face. My bodies aren’t great but I can somewhat draw them.
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #104 on: January 09, 2018, 10:19:00 pm »
Can anyone give me some references/tips on how to draw humans? I have trouble with the faces, expressions, different perspective, really it all just has to do with the face. My bodies aren’t great but I can somewhat draw them.



This is what I've been using for posing.

I should pay attention to this for faces myself:



Hair, eyes, and mouth can typically be exaggerated or put off a bit

For both sexes it's alright to exaggerate some features. Give guys a slightly bigger torso than girls, and for girls it's okay to make the hips/butt a bit wider than guys. Also just make things look more chiseled for guys and more curvy for girls has been the tips given to me by many people (yes it sounds sexist but it helps get things right as there are subtle differences)
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #105 on: January 09, 2018, 10:58:21 pm »
I find that doing gesture can really help with posing^^ such as...

this
or simply

that!
Finding the movement within a pose can really help make it more dynamic.
With facial expression, I always practice by making a face as exaggerated as possible. It can always be more exaggerated.
A good way to find expressions to practice is one of these charts

and it's really fun to try to push the expression to match as best you can in your style.
Remeber, the face has dimensions! If you're going for a more cartoonish style, you might want to push and pull some of those dimensions for the sake of character design, but if you're going more realistic, remember that each feature on the face has a level, and all faces are different.
A good way to practice is actually by drawing profiles.

you could trace over an image like this a few times roughly

and then maybe one like this!
I find personally that it helps me to better understand the shape and position of each feature, as well as the diversity each can have.
Of course, I don't follow all of the "rules" on drawing humans, it's also fun to experiment with playing around with different aspects.
Hope this helps!
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #106 on: January 09, 2018, 10:59:55 pm »
one of my favorite things to do is to practice drawing human poses and anatomy studies

then apply it to my anthro characters. it comes out really neat.
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Re: Artistic Advice Thread.
« Reply #107 on: January 09, 2018, 11:00:37 pm »
Can anyone give me some references/tips on how to draw humans? I have trouble with the faces, expressions, different perspective, really it all just has to do with the face. My bodies aren’t great but I can somewhat draw them.
my references are more on the toony side but I hope you don't mind that



humans are a very unique species
we are all different one way or another
so if the body or face you draw doesn't look like the reference then that's okay! humans can have any body shape. its good to draw different body shapes so you don't lose interest in drawing the same thing over and over
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