Into the Deep Blue

Just another blog, not much to see here. Always open to talk if you need to though /o/
Anonymous asked, "Do you have any tips or tricks on how to do amazing poses? ;v;"

yessu:

oh man um I-I’M…. I HAVEN’T BEEN VERY SPECTACULAR WITH POSES LATELY AND I’M BY NO MEANS AN EXPERT BUT LET’S SEE WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU

I guess like, for some kind of static pose, make sure it conveys personality or emotion? Look up some references for body language, get into how you think your character would carry themselves, tinker around with your sketch- for example, what I did with Rozalind when I was making her! The sketch started out with something like this:

which definitely has personality to it, but I didn’t think it was enough, so I kept moving parts of it around to try and exaggerate and then I ended up with this:

And then with action poses, it’s about the same thing! stretch them out, exaggerate them, put as much of them into the motion as you can. What helps me there is giving them a path to follow. Like, this sketch:

or in more detail, this one:

And if you’re not sure how something would quite go or you need to double-check, emulate the poses and motions yourself. (I was doing a lot of that in this sketch to figure out what’d happen with the arms. It helps a lot!)

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