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    my idea for poses... reference set up

    I want to rig a video camera on a pulley system. instal lights on each wall to simulate what kind of lighting i want. Using the video footage of myself (hd) no less. I can basically get any pose i want by pausing the film. esp for things like karate kicks.

    What you guys think? do you guys think this is a good idea? I feel like im going out of my way to cheat and just copy my poses but.. im quite tired of trying to draw poses from my head.. it takes way too much time.

    well i found out famous comic artist use ref. like crazy.. so I guess i will too. Imagine a super reference room. with all colors of light. and a suspension system. with lots of generic props. I wonder does anyone have something like this in their home.

    what if I do all this and the drawing comes out great.. but if i get a job and they ask me draw.. and im helpless without my reference set up.. or not as good as the drawings im showing... that would suck.

    does anyone have some kind of reference set up you would like to share?

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    look at the first 3 links on the first post in my sketchbook in
    the "▌▌Reference Sites" section.

    and study from life, not from your head. it will help you in the long
    run.

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    why a video camera? You'll get way higher quality images with a still camera shooting either on timer or with a remote, or shooting shots of other people.

    do your best work however you achieve it. If you use reference in your portfolio work, why wouldn't you use it in a job?

    hrm, trying to be helpful, but it still blows my mind to find people who have the "reference is cheating" attitude. Anyhow, that particular topic has been beaten to death and beyond elsewhere on this forum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattGamer View Post
    look at the first 3 links on the first post in my sketchbook in
    the "▌▌Reference Sites" section.

    and study from life, not from your head. it will help you in the long
    run.
    nice sketch book, i couldn't find the link tho

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    http://www.posemaniacs.com/pose/thirtysecond.html
    reference of the figure in thousands of poses (male and female).

    http://www2.victoriassecret.com/
    in the pants section you can find hundreds of front and back poses for female reference.

    http://www.characterdesigns.com/inde...page=photosets
    hundreds of photo references of the human figure to study.

    there you go. and dave is right. this topic has been beaten to death.
    the only way to get better it to study and do your best. ;]

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavePalumbo View Post
    why a video camera? You'll get way higher quality images with a still camera shooting either on timer or with a remote, or shooting shots of other people.

    do your best work however you achieve it. If you use reference in your portfolio work, why wouldn't you use it in a job?

    hrm, trying to be helpful, but it still blows my mind to find people who have the "reference is cheating" attitude. Anyhow, that particular topic has been beaten to death and beyond elsewhere on this forum...
    well i need it to be a video camera so i can jump up and do moves, plus change poses on the same take. esp when the camera is far away. then i can just pause it at any time... as far as quality.. i think the hd camera would work nice they are cheap now.. and i dont need the pose to be super detailed..

    actually because of this site i know references is not cheating.. but this topic isn't about that. so lets not discuss that.

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