Hey ko, just wondering if you have tips on anatomy. Ive been practicing from real life as much as possible but i still have so many difficulties when trying to think of poses as well as it always looks super stiff and unrealistic. Also i really look up to you and your art is gorgeous!!! I hope you have a nice night!!
Hi anon!! I am Not that fantastic at anatomy myself, maybe once in a blue moon I draw something notably anatomy-y and make it actually look fluid and ‘nice’ but it is kind of hard,, I think practicing from life is really important!! Sometimes ppl in references look sort of forced and that makes it easy to adopt an unnatural stiffness in your poses when u draw them
If you are already practicing then I don’t know much what else to say;;!! Just keep going!! If you can’t think of poses, try to think of what the character is doing and how they feel instead of how they look like doing it? Consider what the character is doing and think of the different parts of their body;
if the character is swinging a bat/an ax/a sword, think about and try to research maybe what the correct ways to hold those things are? Think about which way their body is turning as they do it, think about where they’re putting their feet to support themselves!! If the character you’re drawing is riding a bike, think about the different ways they could be holding the handlebars or sitting on the seat; maybe they’re just chilling and holding a coffee, are their arms crossed or loose or touching something else? Are they standing straight or relaxed? are they leaned against something? Emotions also help determine these things; if a character is happy they might stand straight and make lots of gestures, if theyre sad they might slouch or something
Also anon none of this stuff is absolute law, much less accurate, this is just stuff I think is helpful so you can determine what you think is a good result? I encourage you to keep your head up and keep practicing when you can!! And sorry for making you read all this haha I have no self control but maybe this is helpful idk