Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Making a pose better

Someone asked about making a pose better. The biggest one for me is using the z axis. So many times all the parts will be straight up and down and don't go in or out. Adding a little head tilt also makes a huge difference.

9 comments:

  1. Ahh, great tips Rad. I'm certainly guilty of those tendencies.

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  2. this helped me soo much rad-- (and it happened to be my question that i asked in that sidebar!)

    i should get this tattooed onto my arm for quick reference!

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  3. Tyson: thanks, I'm glad you found it helpful.

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  4. nice... i've also heard that you can a bit of a "twist" somewhere (usually in torso and hips_...and that will help zdepth as well..

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  5. Chromasketch: Yes, I mentioned tilting the head, but you can also go through and push the tilt of the hips and ribcage in sort of a zig zag pattern with the head. Especially on women.

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  6. this blog is amazing! I've read my way through all of it, you should put it all together in a book
    cheers!

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  7. Rad, this is the most helpful blog ever! Can you explain what you mean by "look for rhythm?"

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  8. Fossfor: thanks.

    Drewby: I sometimes go through my whole drawing in a cartoon or a life drawing and push the rhythms around to strengthen them. I also push all the straight vs curves.

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