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GESTURE AND POSE WITH IDA HEM PART 2 - an art book Art-ickle : Episode 155 of the So Free Art Podcast, with Transgender Artist Sophie Lawson

The second part of our look at the ickle article ‘Gesture and Pose with Ida Hem‘, from the Art Book ‘Creating Stylized Characters by 3dtotal Publishing‘.

Last week we looked at – What is Gesture?, Squashing and Stretching, and Building up from a Gesture; this week we look at the rest of the article, which covers Capturing Gestures, and Exploring Personality & Gesture.

Topics include:

  • Reference vs Imagination,
  • Questions to Ask Yourself as you’re Capturing Gestures,
  • Balance between Opposites,
  • Simplifying Lines,
  • Visual Flow and The Line of Action,
  • Comparing Good and Bad Character Poses,
  • Why does America use Z’s instead of S’s?
  • How Less is More,
  • How Knowing What to Exaggerate is Key,
  • Technical vs Feeling,
  • Shifting Characters Weight via Contrapposto (Counterpoise),
  • And lilDENNiS starts humping Kitty.

This was such a fantastic article to study from, hope you enjoyed it :)

LINKS
Ida Hem Website
@IdaSomethingHem – Ida Hem on Instagram
Clean Character Design with Pernille Ørum Art-ickle
Click Look Video of the art book ‘Creating Stylized Characters by 3dtotal Publishing’
Part 1 of Gesture and Pose with Ida Hem

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GESTURE DRAWING IS ABOUT EMOTIONS AND STORYTELLING

Ida Hem