Hi there! I came across your blog today and I really truly love your art veeery much :'))) for an aspiring artists myself, do you have any art tips? I'm struggling with drawing figures/poses/proportions and my imagination is limited Orz oshietekudasai sensei!
thank you kindly! i’m still learning a lot tbh so i might not be able to give the most cohesive advice.
the main thing i keep in mind is how i can simplify the figure into just 3D blocks and planes. these are some pages from one of andrew loomis’ figure drawing books which i find is pretty helpful explaining in what i mean.
dont overcomplicate, these blocks just form the basic framework to hang your persons skin and clothes on!! tracing these shapes over anatomical figures or musculature diagrams can often help with proportion too.
additionally, theres no shame in using photo references to understand how poses can work. these are just a few stock images i found, and i did some simplified figures next to them.
everyone struggles whether they’ve been drawing for 10 years or are only starting out, but really the best way is just to keep practicing and doing lots of studies so you understand how the human figure can move and pose. nothing beats hard work and practice so i hope this helps somewhat and good luck!