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Notes on The Sketching Process by Fyuvix Notes on The Sketching Process by Fyuvix
Some more notes I did during a private tutoring session, so I thought I'd throw it up on DA. Sorry it's all scattered. I just jot down doodles and notes while I teach verbally, so I had to find a way to make it look somewhat tutorialy for deviantart XD Enjoy!

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for more tutorials, see the Reference Folder of my gallery!
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:iconkatrinava:
Katrinava Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This...this is GENIUS! I shall store this in my mind safe!
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yinyangs Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the tip! This will help alot! <3
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chrysart Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
You have some of the best tutorials I've come across!
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:iconfyuvix:
Fyuvix Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly!
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CuddlesAndHuggles Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ho man, my teacher at the American Academy of Art has had us do lots of gesture poses, they're so much fun! I love doing them, it took mot of the students the entire semester to finally get the hang of them. x.x I think I was kind of predisposed because it's how I've always drawn, I started with the generic mannequin style they teach on the how to draw books, but my laziness made me start with lineart then I started doing a light layout of the characters pose, then adding detail...woah I talked waaayyyy too much there xD;

Long story short, saw this before I started college, started college, remembered this. xP
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Fyuvix Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
XDDD Thats awesome
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KittyKidd17 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, very helpful :D now I realize I usually start with the underdrawing... I have a real hard time trying to make my drawings look dynamic.
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful ^^ thank you
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
:heart::heart::heart:Very cool!:heart::heart::heart:

Nice to see more of these kind of tutorials. :)
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hinomars19 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
THANK FREAKIN' GOD!!

thank you for putting such an obvious truth on paper for people to see! You have no idea how much trouble I have explaining such a basic principal to people who agonise over small details before they even so much as drawn an eye on the paper XD!
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:iconfyuvix:
Fyuvix Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haa! You're most welcome; I totally know the feeling. I do redlines for people for free, but 80% of the time the problem is just that they don't do an undersketch, so there really isn't much to critique beyond that!
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Professorfartsparkle Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to thank this tutorial and it's creator. Mad props man this is the one tut that has helped me out BIG TIME. Thank you for posting this!
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Fyuvix Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Professorfartsparkle Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome dude. I love your tuts so much! I've been reading through them all day so I apologize in advance for the flood of adds ^^'
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Fyuvix Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not a problem! I'm flattered n.n
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kairinaminemix Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student General Artist
so do you do the the underdrawing ect. and then on a another peice of paper the refine sketch? Because I'm finding it quite hard to make the fave look nice or add the final detail even though the proportions and the pose itself looks awesome. In short, I'm having trouble with the underdrawing all the way to the refine sketch because of all the rough line work i did.
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Fyuvix Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yes, that can be a problem. When I was younger, I used to sketch in #2 pencil/mechanical, and then ink in something permanent then erase the underdrawing. But after college, I use non-photo blue pencils to do the sketch becuase they're easy to take out in the scan. For bigger works like comic pages when I do those traditionally, even the blue pencil starts to get messy. I'll work in non-photo blue, then tighten the sketch with dark blue pencil, then I'll use india ink to ink the piece. However, thanks to the digital era, I can do the sketch, scan it, lighten the sketch, print it, then ink over that (sketch still in light blue/cyan). OR yes, you can use vellum/tracing paper to do the finished work over top n.n
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kairinaminemix Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks I never thought of using blue pencil for the sketch that was really helpful
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KelvinApplegate Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch, I was having some serious problems last night getting this position to look right. Maybe now I will
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CylexBoh Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
awesome XD
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Maahluz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
really helpful!! and what font did u use?
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Fyuvix Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! This is Lafayette Pro
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Maahluz Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ooh thanks!
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Brittishh Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is helpful! I am gonna try this method.
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Promet-he-us Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   General Artist
Yup. I can see where I might take the wrong turn now and then... Thank you for showing!

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av1an Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks so much for this!! it's very helpful nwn
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AuroraDark Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very straightforward and logical, thanks :)
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Roxor41 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
So useful! Thanks for putting these up.
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Arrieva Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent advice! I will endeavor to use this. My drawings always end up looking stiff no matter how much attention I pay to anatomy... ^^;;
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Lairam Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Simple and effective. I actually never paid attention
to it when drawing a pose, but you're totally right on
this tutorial, and it actually surprised me. xDD
Moar like this!
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Fyuvix Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! n.n
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MadisonMeredith Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Thanks for the pic! I was having some problems with the stiffness of my drawing, and this helped!
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watersrain Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is a great tutorial. A little brief though. I have the problem of drawing stiff figures!!! Any other in-detail suggestions to make my figures more fluid / dynamic? :D
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Fyuvix Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
INdeed! Check the comments for a link to more reference
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SpaelotisDemavendi Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have problem just imagining poses, not just drawing them. All of the tings I draw look mostly like soldiers. Head up, looking straight into camera, no facial expresion. But I am trying everything I have to break the habit.
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Fyuvix Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Using photo reference will help to inspire you n.n
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arachelle905 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it helpful to sometimes use other people's references for poses - or even photographs of people. At least for me that gets my mind into the pattern of thinking necessary to imagine the way the human body should look in certain poses. ...I too have that problem with the 'straight-on-into-the-camera' looks, especially in my portraits. They all look like robots! Good luck in your development.
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Evoli-chan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
This is so useful. Thank you :D
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Koujuu Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember doing gesture drawings when I was taking art classes :'D It was so fun :D
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Jburns272 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks helpful.
Thanks for uploading it :)
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Elmo-John Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, that's is a thing I still too often forgot. :XD: Thank you. :D
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Moonie-Dreamer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Good advice! ^_^ Always good to hear the process put to words, and you've done it well! :+fav:
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ninjason57 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Thanks I needed this! My drawings are too stiff
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AshesAndWings Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
thank youz!! ^^
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Haylau Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is what they have been teaching so far in my college~! Really nice notes!
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:iconfyuvix:
Fyuvix Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly! I'm glad to hear n.n
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billytheixi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Thank you so much for this! I've been having trouble sketching out my original ideas and you've really helped me with this tutorial!
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CP416 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
good advice thank you
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NnyorNieorKnee Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh very helpful, thanks!
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truthteller5 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful, thanks!
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