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How to: Poses by KRIIZILLA How to: Poses by KRIIZILLA
I got asked about how to draw poses, which is pretty hard to explain. I could have drawn a whole bunch of poses and said: Here, have a million poses of someone walking or sleeping or whatever.
But I think the thing that is important to wrap your head around when you're drawing a character is the way you express who they are through their poses.
Analyse your favorite cartoons or actors and see how they change themselves to become the character they are playing. You'll notice that certain stereotypes will come up again and again such as:

The introvert tucks themselves inward away from others
The millionaire lounges and gestures confidently
The thinker's forehead is thrust forward toward the source of interest

Spying on people in real life is also a good idea to get your head around how certain people act too.

So getting inside your character's head and working out how they hold themselves is super important. Because you can draw spot on anatomy and amazing detail but if you can't show personality you're work is going to look empty, like dolls wearing costumes as opposed to actual characters.

Hope that helps.
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cleholden Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool, i love the way you draw!Lol, -A looks like Mello from DN :D
Anyway, very helpful! Thank you!
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miicha-desu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHAHA senpai noticed him xD
great tutorial !
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KRIIZILLA Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
thank you C:
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CatAndDashSoup Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"lounges like a whore" Well, when I started looking at tutorials, I didn't think I would see that on one ;3
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KRIIZILLA Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
I think of them more like an educational satire than a tutorial 
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Finf Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I've never thought of it that way before.
Thanks, this has been really useful ^__^
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chiyokins Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was JUST thinking about this very thing!
I want to do a lineup of all the different Centurions in the group I made... but I have to wait for another mod to finish her last Centurion before I can do it. The focus was SO going to be how their different personalities show in just how they stand! :D
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