25 min 10262020

by Sailrgoon, October 27th 2020 © 2020 Sailrgoon

Done as part of a 1 hour class.

My current goal is: Reduce stiffness and make my drawings feel more dynamic, energetic, fluid

Tx Williep

Your figures are a very nice start. You need to work on hands & feet. Line=of-Action has a section on hands and feet. Also, you need to do a study of human anatomy - muscles and bone structure. The internet has a lot of free information on these subjects. Keep practicing. Practicing makes better.


Thank you Tx for the advice! It's been a long time since I even have spent time and effort to draw, so I wanted to see what years of no practice left me.

I wanted to work more on understanding the flow of gesture drawing, however as you've commented I have no idea what feet and hands are LOL. I've been watching videos to get an understanding of the 3D elements, twists and turns of the body, but perhap it will serve me better to break it down even further to see what connects where beneath the surface :)

Appreciate your critique!


Tx Williep

I am going to recommend you start with a simple stick figure. I start with the head (simple shape) on the shoulders. From there you expand the figure by attaching arms, legs, etc. Once you have the stick figure setup to your liking, you can expand it with muscles, etc (more detail). With practice, you will find this procedure is second nature. So get with it.

Polyvios Animations

Excellent work on those poses, sailgoon, but I've got one small improvement. In order to improve the flow of those poses, hands, and feet, why don't you please use the custom timer that Line of Action has in those sessions? The reason why is because, instead of just going with the usual time limits, just make those practice sessions as shorter as you'd like. Likewise, they could be more, more, more, and more beneficlal into making more fluid sketches.

Hope it's been totally, definitely, and absolutely utilitarian.

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