anonymous asked:

Do you still use references for your drawings? For poses?

I used to use pictures as references all the time for poses but now I just use them as a last resort because there aren’t always references for the pose I have in mind. Studying anatomy helped loads and like you gotta reaaaaally train your powers of observation. So carry a sketch book with you at all times, do quick sketches of the people you see, if you can’t afford drawing classes with a real model go outside and people watch (but do it in a very subtle way ejdksosw). There’s a difference between using pictures as references and drawing from life.

Did some quick fire bender poses as a practice . I’m trying to pick a pose to do for fire bender Markiplier but I dunno what to do yet ><

Jacksepticeye Bender pictures:




hello!! the summer’s almost over and i’m beginning my MA programme in October, which is going to be rather intense. i really, really need to save some money for the living, so here’s my new commission info! 

  • payment via PayPal, prices include a HD picture (lines + full colour) in PNG format and Photoshop file if desired
  • additional characters: 50% of the base price 
    • + simple animation: starting from >5$ (examples)
    • + simple background, props: starting from >5$
  • will need a description of pose, expression, etc. and REFERENCE PICTURES, especially for OC’s but also for fandoms i’m not familiar with
  • contact via e-mail: euphemia.rola@gmail.com. message me for an exact price if you want to commission just a sketch or lineart! 

please reblog to boost if you’d like to help me out, thank you very much!!

3 Random Pose Generator Websites For Pose Referencing

Basically im just putting together the 3 most useful websites for pose referencing that ive come across over the years because you know, they’re crazy useful and I could be saving someone a lot of time by just putting them all together in one post. Below each description is a picture from the generator described so you know what to expect.

PoseManiacs. Pretty well known generator thats good for understanding how muscles work and what they look like. They have a timed version and pose library as well in case you want to practice gesture drawings or challenge yourself. Also (and this may not be as well known,) but they have a site with a selection of maneuverable hand poses too. I think they’re beginning to work on adding other body parts, since theres a couple beta body parts as well. You can click on the blue buttons at the top to scale, mirror, and rotate your object.

Quickposes. This website provides you with nude photos (some with or without underwear) out of their library of interesting models and poses. There’s also an option for clothed models as well. Great for figure drawing in general. Timed version and pose library available.

Atarichan Drawer. Provides you with a random framework skeleton that you can rotate to draw at any angle. This is my most recent discovery so im not too familiar with it, but according to the directions, you ctrl+z to undo up to 7 times, space+drag to move around, and space+drag > release the mouse only and click save to set a position. The instructions says that “you move a viewpoint in space+drag and confirm it when balls are piled up,” but im not really sure what that means and havent been able to figure it out yet. To my knowledge, there is no timed version or pose library available.