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    I don't draw figures a lot. 80% of the time I do head shots and busts because I'm too lazy to really learn how to draw figures.
    I did a bunch of figure sketches here: http://jigglejiggly.tumblr.com/post/77633368195
    and here: http://jigglejiggly.tumblr.com/post/77562024793 (Post links instead of image links cause there's too many images)
    Any thoughts?

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    #1082

    I think that you've grasped the structure of the body Quite well :) . But if you wanted to make your Figures catch eyes you'd have to pick up(or download) a Human anatomy book.

    I know that alot of people stress this but for a good reason,
    -When you understand the bodys muscle groups you can understand the deformation of the skin.

    I hope this helps :)
    Cheers
    -CB

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    #1083

    Lol, I meant to say that Studying Anatomy would benefit the figures ;D

    #1100

    Sanne
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    They look pretty good, I like them!

    One thing I can't help but notice is that your lines look like you draw then in very short strokes. One thing that has hugely helped me get more comfortable with figure drawing is by using quick, long strokes.

    The reason this is helpful is because when I narrow it down to a single line to capture the shape and motion of the model, it's not the way the line looks that matters - it's what the line represents. By drawing fast and with large motions, you're able to capture the figure much more accurately.

    Right now, your gesture drawing do feel a bit stiff, especially the ones from the first link. Try drawing them again, but this time draw each line in one quick swoop instead of small short sketchlines. The point is not to make it look as accurate as possible, so don't worry if they don't look exact. See how this feels and how it looks. Chances are the ones with quicker strokes look more natural and dynamic.

    Once you have this down, you can build on these stick figures to study the models further.

    Let me know if this is helpful to you! :) And good luck.

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