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Old 07-31-2007, 12:02 PM   #1
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i looked through my work and realized none of my drawings have dynamic poses. they are all straight forward. any advice about creating dynamic poses would be great!
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:43 PM   #2
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The best way to get good at drawing poses is to draw poses, and if you need a little help, use reference.

What I did to get better at poses was to draw lots and lots of little tiny figures in different poses in my sketchbook, and did my best to capture the feel of the pose first and foremost.
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:22 PM   #3
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there is burne hogarths book for dynamic poses which suggest you impose various solutions to make it dynamic. If you want more energy in drawings, try getting the book Force. More for animators, neverless useful and interesting to read.
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:56 PM   #4
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hey guys,
i looked through my work and realized none of my drawings have dynamic poses. they are all straight forward. any advice about creating dynamic poses would be great!
There's quite a bit of good advice on drawing dramatic poses in the "How to draw comics the Marvel way" book.

Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Figure Drawing can't be missed either. His other anatomy books are great as well.
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A lot of my sketching time is used up by doing over exagerated poses. I think this gives me a feel for the movement in the pose, so I can translate it into a physically possible one.
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Old 08-01-2007, 02:37 AM   #6
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I have how to draw comics the Marvel way. A tutor at uni advised we get it if ever see it in a shop and I did so I got it. It's really good actually, kicks the crap out of the How To Draw Manga series.
My advice though is to learn to draw fast well proportioned stick men with all the correct joints and then just doodle poses for a few pages before hitting a regular piece. That way you're not wasting to much time on something that may not work and you can also build a library of interesting poses that you've come up with your self. don't expect to be thinking up awesome poses straight away though, if you do then kudos but I'm just saying don't give up if it doesn't seem like it's working straight away.

http://polykarbon.com/tutorials/action/action1.htm
Note the first two images in this tut by Pat. that's the sort of stick man-ish thing you should aim for though you could probably get away with simpler.
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:00 PM   #7
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I actually have "How to draw comics the Marvel way", I will look @ it again. I will try that 5te. how does Pat draw shapes so perfect?
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:28 PM   #8
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What works for me oddly, is drawing the limbs and torso in an exaggerated tear-drop, almost cone shape. It helps with perspective too. In the How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way, John Buscema did this with his action poses, so I tried it out and it works fairly well.
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Old 08-04-2007, 09:21 PM   #9
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thanks, i just picked up Burne Hogarth's Dynamic Figure Drawing. it looks very promising, i shall study it soon.
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