Alright peeps, listen up! I've been having these concerns lately on how to draw a human being in several different poses than looking straight dead at the camera. As I expected at the beginning, I failed miserably in achieving this.
But recently, there's been a breakthrough, you see, as I kept drawing and drawing I began to be able to grasp the three-dimensional nature of the human body as I acquired more and more reference. Now, while I myself am proud to say 'Problem Solved' to myself, I was not quite sure on why I didn't get it earlier even though I was only trying to redraw the same picture over and over again. And now looking back at the old pictures (which is virtually everything I've drawn), I've found out that I never 'really' paid attention to them before and all of them looks like dismembered heads taped on a flat human 'body'.
So here's to all colorless artists, The Drawing is Three Dimensional. I guess most of you 'get' it and say, " Yeah, yeah, eterno. I get it. Look! My drawing's leaning towards the side!" but you guys probably don't and are having a lot of problem rotating your characters. The reason why this has to be said is because generally, I see that most of the artist's drawings here are quite flat (Just check this thread ) and you guys seem to need help regarding this issue but most of you aren't even aware of this.
So yeah, this is my first critic thread and I'm criticizing 'ALL' CL artists (including myself because even though I just bashed everyone here, I'm still among those who don't get it). The purpose of this thread is basically that we discuss on how to tackle this specific problem together.
Now, I've seen art forums where they recommend 'drawing from life' as the solution to all art problems but let me say this, not everyone has the luxury to have a model to pose for us or afford art schools, right? And also, just because you're going to an art school and draw from life every single day doesn't mean that you'll immediately grasp these concepts readily. Believe me, I went to an art school and the majority of them didn't grasp the concepts and just wanted to put charcoal on canvas, add values and be done with it and call themselves 'Illustrator', yeah right!
Next argument is that you're only doing this casually and you're not really serious about this whole 'art' thing. Well, wouldn't you like it to be good at your hobby? I, myself am only doing this casually as well and before anyone asks, yes, I want to draw cartoon/anime style and none of those realism stuff but I find it hard to draw that WELL without the basic principles of art.
Oh, sorry, am I venting? So yeah, tl;dr this thread is about trying to figure out the concepts in the title. What you can do to help is to report discoveries, tutorials, mindset or whatever that could help everyone figure this concept out. Keep in mind that posting tutorials randomly MIGHT be helpful but as a guy who collects tutorials myself, I find that tutorials on a flat screen about how this bloke screams and yells and tells you what you must and mustn't do isn't quite as helpful as real time coaching and this is what this thread is really about: COACHING.
So that's what we're gonna do here, this is an art class (just like what Jin-sama used to have). But rather than focusing on drawings in general, this topic is about 'Anatomy and Three-dimensionality' but because I have a bit of an inferiority complex when it comes to art, I can't really be THE instructor and so everyone here can share anything they want as long as it's about 'Anatomy and Three-dimensionality'. Lastly, I'm going to thank everyone who are going to participate in advance because if you do, YOU ROCK!
Edit: Sorry, if this is unclear. I really don't know what to put so ask questions if you don't quite get what I'm saying, OK?