Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Markers of Anatomy Back View

From the top:
  •  Added ear to define the head direction
  •   Added first vertebrae to define base of scull (start of neck)
  •     Added 7th cervical vertebra mark to indicate change in spine direction
  •     Added scapula ( shoulder blade)
  •     Added Sacrum ( triangle at bottom of the spine/ in pelvis)
  •     Added Ankles  ( inside bone TIBIA/   outer bone FIBULA)
  •     Note proportion of hand will be about the size of the face
  •     Feet are more " wedge shape rather than flat planes

Saturday, June 25, 2016


Dual Pose, Composition


Observe, in human form.. there will be a curve on one side of the body..( like the calf) and on theopposite side a straighter line)  Look all over the human form and you will discover the lines consistently will contrast Straights against Curves.. For instance.. the more angular tricep against the more rounded bicep.

In regards to STRUCTURE.. Find  the rib cage and pelvis in the early stage of laying in the form... Imagine the structure Under the skin.. and use Structure as the Scaffolding ( or framework) to build up markers of anatomy.. ( bones that show thru the surface of the skin)

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Dual Pose Creating Silhouette

Negative Space

A suggestion to put a bit more negative space around the action zone.

Dual Pose with Dog

Emotion, Expression


A few seconds laying in the simplest perspective grid in your drawing can offer you great advantage in placing your characters IN an environment, rather than ON a page.


On the drawing on the left notice what a difference  we  can make
 by just adding the line that indicates the STERNUM, the center of the chest.

Unify Two Characters In Dual Pose

Below, a little attitude adjustment with the tilt in the shoulders and hips
 and some structure for the pup!


Line of action, Twist Torso, Flow

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Adding Expressive Hands to enhance an idea


This was a hard pose to figure out.  Reference photos helped.. Notice the tiny change in the foot adds some thoughtful intention .. implying the character has something on his mind.
Also notice the deeper tilt of the head helps create more sense of introspection or solace.

Frank Thomas Eye Chart

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Shift the Weight

If your posing tends to often have the same placement of weight over the feet.. try to shift the weight from one foot to the other and see how that will create new expressive poses.


How to put more "Attitude" in your poses?
  • Cross the arms to define the stress
  • Lock the knees to show fear
  • Raise the shoulders to show the sense of surprise of fear.
  • Balance the weight of the body over the feet.

Balance the pose Over the Body Weight

Balance the pose Over the Body Weight, so the character does not feel like he is falling off balance.

Find Unifying line of Action in a pose