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155 • GESTURE AND POSE WITH IDA HEM PART 2 : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE
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155 • GESTURE AND POSE WITH IDA HEM PART 2 : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE

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 this ickle Gesture and Pose with Ida Hem 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 :)

154 • GESTURE AND POSE WITH IDA HEM PART 1 : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE
THE SO FREE ART PODCAST

154 • GESTURE AND POSE WITH IDA HEM PART 1 : AN ART BOOK ART-ICKLE

What is Gesture? Let’s find out, as we look at an Art-ickle called ‘Gesture and Pose with Ida Hem’, from the Art Book ‘Creating Stylized Characters by 3dtotal Publishing’.

This is part one of two, and focuses on: What is Gesture? Squash and Stretch, and Building up from a Gesture. Next week we’ll be looking at the rest of this ickle Gesture and Pose with Ida Hem article, which covers Capturing Gestures, and Exploring Personality & Gesture.

Topics include:

What Do You Think Gesture Is?,
The Line of Action,
How We Don’t Like Stiffys,
How Gesture helps to create powerful Silhouettes,
How Shapes Tell Stories,
Bert Dodson and Trigger Words,
Becoming the Character by Physically Posing,
How Squashing and Stretching is like Pinching and Pulling,
Comparing Good and Bad Poses,
The process of Building Up From a Gesture,
lil Art Tip of Visualising String being Attached to your Characters,
Exaggeration is key for Dynamic Poses,
Facing Your Art Fears,
Body Language,
Shifting Characters Weight via Contrapposto (Counterpoise),
What Are T-Poses?
And there’s a click review of the book ‘The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho’.

I learnt a lot studying from this article, hope you do too :)