This is really a good tutorial. I guess when it comes down to it, we all do a form of dynamics when emoting. It's called body language. We don't just stand stiff as stone, speaking our minds. Also, great to show how a body can betray an emotion. For instance: A hostage in a bank must remain brave, but his fists are clenching; seeing the robbers punch a woman to shut her up.
Thank you SO much for this snippet of information- lately I've been giving out about a million critiques and I have redirected about 3/4 of them to here because you explain is so simply yet so well! Thank you very very much!
I've got to thank you for posting this, someone linked me to it when I asked for a critique of something I'm working on. This is really helpful, though I've got to ask--I've only VERY recently started trying with my anatomy, how do you tell when the hips and ribcage (for example) are /too/ angled?
And I'm sorry if that's something of a weird question. XD
There really is no "too angled" if you're trying to be dynamic; just work with what looks best. Obviously, you can't have the hips 180 degrees facing away from the ribcage because that's physically impossible XD But use your own judgement for the angle. See if it looks physically possible, or if it looks like the person would have to break their spine to make the pose. Try doing the pose yourself, to see the limitations of the body, but remember that when drawing dynamic art, it stretches sliiightly beyond human limitations. People in general are very stiff.
Nonphotocopy blue pencils work too, but they don't erase too well. I suggest starting the basic structure of your sketch with your pencil just BARELY touching the paper, then gradually getting darker and darker where details are more final.
And as someone who only REALLY started to take drawing seriously within the last 5-6 years, I will admit that at first starting with the extra lines feels really weird and makes everything look worse for a while, but once you get used to it, it helps TREMENDOUSLY.
Like everything else in the world, it just takes practice, and there's no MAGIC technique that makes you a perfect artist overnight, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try any of them.
Yes, practice makes perfect. But practice "smart" not "hard"? I don't have a tablet so I will use pencils ( mechanical pencils ) and A4 paper, that's all. I admit that I don't have patience in drawing, I will end up a stupid looking sketch... I will start practicing everyday, bit by bit because I need to study too X_X
Non-photo blue pencils? Well I think I will start with pencils because I've practiced it for almost 6 years. O_o Ahh, I don't have a tablet so I need to waste more and more papers for my sketch. D8 I will start using A4 papers tomorrow because my sketchbook is too small. Maybe that is the reason I can't draw well? O_o