How do you do poses? I've been struggling with poses in a long time, soon enough I got a bucket list to learn animation this year its pretty hard.. I try use ref and tutorials it's not helping much on Me... Do you got any tips for poses?
uhh poses is hard af for me lol…. so heres some refs
website for figure drawing - lots of good refs and dw its free
50s art - good for like posing refs.
in terms of what I actually do when actually drawing is that I have separate sketch layers for different things i.e head, arms, body, clothes etc. Because my art can EASILY become disproportionate, I was getting somewhere on a zine piece and I took a long break from it and opened the file and the arm just looked huge, disproportionate and out of place. So be careful to have different things on different layers if you need to edit quickly, you can merge them later if you wish but its a lot quicker than manually selecting things. It comes with experience I guess and references really do round out a better understanding of anatomy which will eventually come to you naturally.
everyone has different ways of drawing anatomy and not every way works for everyone so don’t be upset if they don’t work for you. Drawing from reference helps with that so you can find what method is most comfortable for you or what you can improve on.
To be honest, you say using references is hard but drawing without one is a lot worse!! I’d say if you’re ready to start a piece and you haven’t drawn all day or for while do some sketches get used to drawing and your second or third of fifth result will be better and maybe you’ll even prefer the first. i don’t know anything about animation so I’m sorry lol. Unfortunately, everything comes with practice - you’ll get there though !
i really hope you get to achieve what you want but I’m sorry I can’t be of anymore help