This post has been edited 1 time. Last edit on 07 Apr 2010, 06:03 PM.When asked for guidance and criticism, an artist friend of mine commented that the people in my drawings often look "stiff", even when I try for dynamic poses, and that I should take up a deeper study of anatomy and figure drawing to better understand how parts of the body interconnect, especially while the body is in motion.
I'm starting on that deeper study now, but for the time being, I'd like some feedback on the drawings I already have up in my gallery, if you guys would oblige. ^^; I'll do a scan dump of my sketchbook soon so you can have more to look at, but for now, please focus on Anna Brown, Mr. Charisma, Wirecross, Prince Therrinas Riding, and Epic Chess Game (basically, all the humanoid figures that aren't edited photos). I also have a defunct dA account under the screenname "a0iNeko"; feel free to look at the stuff there too, but please keep in mind that it's been years since I updated that gallery (I like to think my drawing has improved since then...).
I'd like to know: What's wrong with the anatomy in these pictures? Why do they look stiff? What can I do to improve my style and make my drawings of people more dynamic and realistic? Do / would the subject's clothing get in the way of that dynamicness? (I suppose my next intensive study will be drawing fabric...)
Thanks a bunch! ^^;