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Pose and Gestures Suggestions by Elixirmy Pose and Gestures Suggestions by Elixirmy
I was asked on tumblr on posing and gestures for characters! Posted it there and well it's about time to update my last tutorial/reference and here are some of my suggestions! Like I said on tumblr, please springboard from this. By no means should you follow this EXACT, totally practice it if you'd like. I made it pretty general because I work off from this. I change the line quality, style,etc. along the way. If you use a pose in particular just credit please? 

That's about it, it's no problem for me if you use this because duh! I really hope it helps! There are some typos and mistakes because I made this in no less than an hour and pretty fast. If any questions, let me know!
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Brixtambot Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Thank you for making this,It's really helpful! I need to work on poses ^^;
Actually, do have any other tips for drawing poses with two people? I've been struggling a lot with that.
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
I don't recall if I had posted it here but I had some references on drawing two people interacting. But I will definitely shoot for making a new one and address that!

What I always find that helps is to (easy on digital but having some trace/transparent paper for traditional) draw the two characters individually. Instead of looking at it a whole (I get lost in limbs!) draw them individually and then put them together! Taking it one step at a time can ultimately make this BIG (drawing and finishing two chars. is a lot!) drawing much easier. Once together you can make finishing adjustments to bring it home.

We always had one model and our instructor will tell us to draw all the poses they do as different people on the same plane. Same technique! Hope it helps but I do plan to make a new reference/tutorial. I appreciate the suggestion!
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Brixtambot Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015
Yeah,that might be helpful!

Unfortunately I use traditional but I'll try doing that at some point. I've tried digital and it just doesn't work for me. By the way,how many sketches do you generally do to get a good pose for one picture? I'm just curious cause I tend to do a lot of sketches before I draw the actual thing. .__.

Thank you for taking the time to help me out! You rock!:happybounce:
 
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gummydog Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome! 
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
thanks so much! hope it helps! :thumbsup:
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ThatFuzzyBlueThingXD Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
xo;why0o
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foxIing Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
are you going to do hands at some point? i found some tutorials on your old account but now i cant find them ;^;
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Alie-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Great work ! It will be a great help !
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
thank you 8)
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tornadoz01 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Is that... Madoka Magica in the corner...? :3 This is going to be ridiculously helpful for me. I can tell that you're really good at what you do :)
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
thank you 8) and yes it is!
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Destyya Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Writer
This really helps, thanks. 
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
no problem! glad it does
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Seku Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
awesome notes :)
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
thanks!
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Poul-Tisbey Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Filmographer
Lovely! This'll be a great help!
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
great!
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Whitenamed Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
I love the energy comes from your work! :)
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
thank you! 
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openskyline Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your tutorials. They make me laugh. Wink/Razz 
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
haha thanks!
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LunaMiranda Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Incredibly useful tutorial! Thanks!
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vanmenezes Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks
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BreeNC Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Useful.
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:iconthedestoryerofworlds:
Thanks for these, very helpful.
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MoeMoney123 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what's a good site to find reference pictures/? 
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Shad0wmantis Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an amazing guide! My drawings no longer look like a bunch of animatronic robots wearing costumes,and for that, I must thank you.
I don't know if this is a weird question or not (Kinda new to the site),but do you mind at all if I mention this guide in a journal entry?
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demonkitty21 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly what I'm looking for!  Super handy!
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Toxic-Ramen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
This looks pretty useful. I need to practice poses for my characters.
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tiviilove Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg thankyou for this i really need this !!:happybounce: 
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VanelineSloan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your going on my fav list! awesome and thank you for the suggestions! :D
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LuisJoseSH Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks it help me :D
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MinimiYummy1995 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Samy!! :3
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TeamHeartGold Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! You have some nice action lines going, but I really like the arms section the most. The shoulder blades drawing was also a really good hint on how to deal with drawing arms and shoulders.
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NBCF Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
You have some great lines of action!
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AlexGhost Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Awesome. :3
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mrchops Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
nice stuff
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JONALOPE Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Think ill give this a shot! thanks fr the Tipz :FuturamaFry:  Now take IT!

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Meruae Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Excellent!
This is food for thought - thank you :)
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happydoodle Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yes!! Thank you for this!! I'm such a fan of your drawings and I love your tips~
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AshFitzpatrick Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Writer
wow... all of this stuff, I never really knew how it was done. Thanks a bunch!I am a dummy!  
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
For the most part! When I looked around for tutorials and references are this, they basically say the same thing.  No problem!
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osakax3 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! this is very useful :3
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
No problem! I'm glad it is!
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Vivaciti Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a bunch!
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
no problem!
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MistressEccentrical Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree with all this! I haven't mastered yet my skills over the human body, but when it comes to gestures and poses I do basically the same. You really hit the mark when it came down to it and gave excellent examples!

 Very motivation and inspirational!
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love youuuu
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Elixirmy Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
;u; <3
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