by Citrus0418, July 15th 2021 © 2021 Citrus0418

Done as part of a practice session with poses of 5 minutes in length.

My current goal is: Better understand human anatomy, so I can render imagined poses

Aunt Herbert

I think your short gestures focus too much on the outlines and the limbs. Especially with your goal of rendering imagined poses, you need a solid construction of the torso first. So, slow down, bucket for the hip, egg for the ribcage, skull, then neck and shoulderline. Indicating the limbs with small circles for the joints is absolutely enough in short sketches. The outlines need to be a consequence of the construction, not the foundation.

I wish it would be as easily said as done, but now at least I have an idea what I will be focusing on in my next series of shorties.

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The next challenge turned out to be the torso. Give my best. Thank you

Polyvios Animations

Greater work on your quick bodies, citrus0418. Those are mightly fluid and flowy poses done in 2 and 5 minutes.

I'm giving you one tinier, littlest suggestion. I love the motion and movement of those lines and anatomy, except that those lines are a bit too broken. Would you kindly be able to smooth and connect those lines together with 10 minutes of 1 minute blind contour drawings and 10 minutes of 1 minute quick sketches??

The reason why you could and should do this suggestion is because, though they can help make your contours the least broken, but the most flowing, fluidest, dynamic and most energetic and vital in the lines of action and rhythm.

Also, make sure you check out a Kindle of the 2 volume of Drawn to Life by Walt Stanchfield.

Greatest luck to you.

Joshua Chronstedt

Good proportions. I think this one would be even better if you use long, flowing, confident lines and accentuate the lines closest to the viewer.

Tx Williep

I looked at your other works. You want to do animations. Great. Being able to draw the figure from any side is a necessary skill to have. I would recommend you start off with a stick figure to get the body movement correct. Once you have these to your liking, you can go back and fill out your figures. You may already know about Eadweard Muybridge. Look up his work in filming people. See if you can translate his photos into your animations. Also, keep up your practice of drawing figures. Improved drawing will greatly improve your overall work. Practice makes better in everything.


Eadweardmuybridge, iknow its name.I will buy abook soon.thank you for pointing out exactly to me now.

Tx Williep

I would recommend you search the internet (it is cheaper). Also, use Pinterest.



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