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Poses: an introduction by hibbary Poses: an introduction by hibbary
And here's part two!

Those of you looking for more specific direction might like that one better.

These crazy things take me so damned long. Honestly, I've put a lot of hours into it, which is why it's so late.

I realize this is word-heavy. Sorry, but I didn't make this tutorial for people who don't like to read. There are already dozens of these on DA and you can find them by plugging 'poses' into the search bar. I felt the need to cover information that the others don't.

I thought I had a LOT more to say about this but I guess I don't. :D It might come back to me later. Apologies for spelling errors. I read over it about ten times and kept finding tiny little things so I'm sure there are still a few hiding here and there.
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It's actually a really good advice, tho it does appear to be obvious O_O But I think this  brought to light some points I was missing O:::
Thankyou :heart: You're awesome <3
Crimson-Wolf2323 Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Creyn Nov 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for uploading these two! :D
LucidKitsune Sep 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is so incredibly helpful, and offers a lot more than other "how to draw X" tutorials. This isn't about "how to draw", it's about how to criticize yourself to get better--and I love that! I have begun starting to practice some of this, hopefully in time it will help. Thank you so much for sharing this :3
tigerlilyv Aug 9, 2013   General Artist
All of the advice you put in here is so incredibly helpful! I especially like your closing line of congratulating yourself for not just making a "pretty picture" but most importantly putting in the effort to improve. :heart: Thank you very much for taking the time to create and post this!
ramidole May 17, 2013  Student General Artist

I totally neglect to practice what I feel I'm worse at, simply because it makes me feel redundant and ridiculous. You've summed up my entire art life in this tutorial.

Thanks for providing so much inspiration to me in one image!
fumeradraycarla May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
This is really good C: I'm gonna pass it on to my friends
sorry if I just spammed your inbox with favourites, my laptop buttons are super-sensitive and keep doing it to EVERYTHING D:
Solstubbe Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so helpful, I never thought of many of these things. Thank you! :)
Jetyra-Luck Mar 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I wish someone had made something like this years back, and shown it to me. I've been drawing for 9 years, and when I first started, anatomy scared me, so I stuck to small things... buttons, leaves, lights, pens, etc. I was told to just practice, practice, practice... no one told me to practice what I WANTED to get good at. So in my young head I looked at it all like a video game... level 1 was buttons, level 2 was logos, and eventually I'd just level up to doing people and animals... now here I am, more talented at drawing lamps, cups, and doorknobs and floating eyes that earn me a lot of praise for my attention to detail... but the things that I want to be good at? I'm not. And as you pointed out, it's not always fun to practice what you're bad at, not always fun to slog through it... especially when it's something you want to be good at.

So thanks for posting this, it wasn't much that I didn't already know, but it was nice to be reminded of it, and I'm sure this will help many people to avoid what I did, and I'll be sure to link this around to anyone I see and know who needs it. :)
OfWolvesAndAngels777 Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is an extremely helpful tutorial. Very well written and informative. It just baffles me how much, as an artiste, we don't always think about even though it seems like obvious information. You've reminded us of these things and kept it simple. Very good tutorial. one of the best
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