Aaaa thank youu!
Hey there anon,
I usually use a combination of figurine and photography to accomplish my poses with a dose of knowledge about anatomy I learned (and am still learning) with time. Usually I try to find something similar to what I like online, sometimes to directly reference sometimes as inspiration, and then tweak the referenced pose in my sketch to be closer to my vision. If I cannot find something that’s close enough tho I do my own refs as well (mirror, photography, figurine posing etc.).
Depending on the overall complexity I do also go without refs to test my skills and to get more used to translating my imagination directly on paper eventually. But I’m not there yet to rely on that entirely when it comes to full body poses - nothing gets as natural as nature itself, so looking at how a real body behaves when bend in a certain way and then working from there is what’s giving me the best results so far.
I tried using software before but I felt like it’s still too stiff for my personal taste, tho it can be a good start if you have one at hand! With the figurine - while having a similar issue - you have the added bonus of working out the pose directly with your fingers and it helps with getting a better feeling of the overall body working as a whole. It’s also a lot faster if you just try to get an overall proportional idea.
Hope that helps!
That’s so flattering I’m blushing, thank you so much!
Aaaa thank you, too kind!! Will do!
Thank you so much kind anon!
Hey there anon,
thank you so much! It’s actually a fun mix between a) what I own b) what I wanna wear c) whatever sticks haha!
I usually have one item of clothing or style in mind for a character and then I just go from there, sometimes with the goal to make it look put together or challenging what one could call good sense of fashion haha! Sometimes it’s color/pattern combos that appear to me (either being appealing or clashing when put next to each other), sometimes different styles combined in a single look.
I also like to think of an occasion the character might wear it to, so the chosen outfit (hopefully) gets a sense of purpose to it. Same for patterns and prints, that are usually supposed to (not so subtly) hint to traits or relations. I love to think of what history a look might has to it, which is something I tend to do in day to day already!
There’s characters that give more leeway to pull of something more Extra™ of course, sometimes simply because of the region they’re from, but tbh I feel like most of them are quite out there for one reason or another.
When it comes to the ideas for the pieces of clothing themselves, as I said, I do actually own a good amound of the clothes in similar or even identical form and if not, I look up inspo online that’s centered around a certain type of style - sometimes for individual pieces themselves, sometimes an overall aesthetic.
So really, this “choosing process” is honestly all over the place and somewhat intuitive, with hits and misses as they come, but the overall goal is to create fun looks (with a twist)!
Hey there anon,
thank you so much! Well, different pairings have different connotations for me, so I feel it’s hard to compare. It’s safe to say that all that I’ve drawn is fair game to be called a favorite - but if we’re talking the most solid and grounded, the one I feel closest to home to, it has to be Daisuga, which surely comes as no surprise!
Hey there, thank you so much, haha!