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how it goes sometimes by feguimel how it goes sometimes by feguimel
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Something I've got to solve tonight, figuring out the right (imo) anatomy after much efforts... And felt like it would be worth sharing it here, in a step-by-step sequence, to show how this kind of improvised drawings can happen.

So yes, it only started as a lonely knee, there, because I sometimes enjoy drawing legs in less obvious angles and PoV's (1) .... But then, you see, when that silly initial part was done, I couldn't help my challenge-obsessive mind from thinking further into the problem, and so got myself into the task of solving the rest of her body in a most relaxed and natural way... By now, most of you know that I like my ladies' postures to look natural. And that can often be quite difficult. Anyway (2) was done, too. And I was going to just clean it up, and drop it there, telling myself it was enough of that.... but... wait, what if (3)? .... then (4) and (5).... So gentle looking, wahhhhhh. ´///`

haha... so, yeah, I'm glad I ever had this compulsive kind of feeling with me, this need, to bring each of my sketches to a completion, to see what are they hiding. Feels like I can bring unsuspected little characters to life, even if only for a brief instant, for one only drawing, one solely glance. Like an unlooked for visitor. : )

Yeaahh.... I've been in a very unusual mood lately.
Anyway, thanks for reading, if you did.


Oh, hey and no, my little friends and occasional visitors, this is not a base, or anything like that. Actually, I think I'll finish this drawing tomorrow -into some decent level of finishing-ness, at least.

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:iconmt3spark:
MT3spark Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's interesting, I've never seen anyone draw a person legs first, dose it make the pose any easier to draw?
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feguimel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does for me, in some cases, like this one. It helps by giving a better idea of how the weight of the body is going to be balanced. Which is a critical point for an accurate anatomy.
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LittleBlueOwls Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is super cute
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lichilin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What brush do you use for the line art and what program>>???
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gnorn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your stuff always leave me marveling. @A@
I envy the way you can color, do PoVs, expressions, AND EVERYTHING ELSE. @.@
Hope to see more of these. You inspire me. Hoho.
Question though: how long did getting to #5 take you? :D
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:iconfeguimel:
feguimel Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, um... No, I don't really remember. But it usually takes me long. I draw my poses at very slow pace, trying different things in the way. ^^
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gnorn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome. :D
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Nuvul Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Impresionante O_O
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OxydeG27 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
This was really useful, thank you for sharing!

I also start a lot with leg studies but always stumble on the torso-ass-leg part, I think that this will help me improve on connecting the torso and the legs in the near future, lol!~~
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tentenkunais Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Hahaha cute process xD
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RaeKhajiit Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YAY! :D this is exactly what i need ^=^
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NekoArtDrawer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am really sorry that I used this as a reference without asking, I hope it's okay, if it's not I will take away the two drawings I did use it for. I just loved the way you drawed it >3< ! I had a hard time drawing the one who were supposted to be sitting so then I remembered I fav. This a while ago >3< :squee: [link]
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feguimel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In these cases what you're supposed to do is including a link to the reference image, explaining you traced/used it in the making of your drawing. That way you will save yourself from some people raging at you...
I do not forget the fact that I explicitly said that this was not to be used as base/reference that way. - w -;; But I won't rage now... Move on.

Peace~
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NuciComs Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I DO THIS TOO LOL
Nice work~!
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Augmented-Assassin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i love to see drawing set out like this seeing how each piece connects to the last like a puzzle beautiful
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Ryotashi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Fantástico !
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Onii-chan93 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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aquaTICKworld Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Very well done indeed!
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hidden-side Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student General Artist
ok i love how you draw, and i dont get how can you start with the legs for me it's complete opposite. i still have to lern how to color better and you have it at a good level so i respect you. hope you gt better and better( same as me )
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AlxFactory Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
good job. Very useful. thx!
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finex666 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that's amazing
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CloudedEnigma Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love how personal this looks.
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DawnZiarte Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always had a problem with foreshortening, it looks, flat. For some reason i just can't get it right :s this, it all looks perfect
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Penlink Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
I have to say that I seen other artist draw the body out as a bean, or start with the head. However, this is the first time that I have seen anyone start out with the legs first then work their way up. This is a unique approach to drawing out the figure!

This approach looks like a good way to stabilize the pose as well.
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tom639s Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm too bad trying to draw bodies, gimme lessons please Y_Y
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theENDuniverse Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012   Filmographer
i was wondering if you'd mind if this was put in my group [link] for people to use? it's a group for people to go to when they need help drawing
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feguimel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure! :D Go ahead.
And thanks for asking!
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theENDuniverse Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012   Filmographer
thank you :D
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arisuhige Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
cool xD
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Shia-chan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist
So beautiful! I really like leg studies...! ^^;
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heraldofraum Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Artist
good
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Aureta Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This may sound absolutely weird... but that description... was really beautiful... ;A;
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Syca Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
huh, interesting how you started with the legs but nicely done :3 me likey
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WimpleToad Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Nifty! I like what you do at the points of contact! I'll have to try that out. :)
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Eye-Wuv-Manga124 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Aw, So cute! :3
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DometriusKing Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
absolutely awesome... and I need to cultivate that ocd there... means I would finish a ton more sketches. Cant wait to see the finished product... am watching now to make sure I do.
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Akne-chan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
it's amazing.
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Wazabeh Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
nice procedure :)
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KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!!
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NekoNinja13 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
shes very attractive, hope you do a finished piece of this soon
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Marvsamune Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
como le haces???? brutal!!!
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LoserDog Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice demonstration of procedure! :)
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Desdeeldorado Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this little tutorial, thanks!
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