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    People and Perspective?

    Forgive me if this has been asked already, or if its in the wrong forum, etc!

    I'd like to make my images a bit more dynamic, not just a person standing there, or a portrait. I'd like to do some nice action typed poses, but I really struggle at doing the human body in perspective.
    I've looked at some boxers from the reference thread, and they're not really helping. If there's any tutorials or books, or even good reference images, could you share, please? D:

    Edit: Or it could be somewhat unusual poses, I dont really know. If I knew what to search/look for it might help. c:

    Thankyou!

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    Once you understand anatomy really well you can pose the body in any way you want. So study anatomy more. As for ref, here is a good one for interesting poses:
    http://www.scott-eaton.com/category/bodies-in-motion

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    image google Lois Greenfield.

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    The term for the figure in perspective is "foreshortening" - unless you are talking about how people in a scene scale down in landscape perspective. Either way Loomis is a good place to start for the individual figure and groups in both kinds of perspective.

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    It really helps if you understand the construction of the body in three-dimensional terms... A simple way to figure out dynamic poses seen at odd angles or foreshortened is to start with simple three-dimensional shapes - breaking the body down into cylinders, boxes, spheres, etc. (Or if you understand the forms of the body fairly well, you might use a simplified ribcage-shape, skull-shape, etc.) It's often easier to figure out perspective and overlapping and so forth with simple shapes, and then flesh them out.

    Bridgman's Constructive Anatomy might be applicable here...

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    How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way helped me out quite a bit. It's kind of basic but it's straight forward and easy to understand. It explains how to take weird forms (such as odd space ships or even the human body) and break it all down into simple shapes in order to get it into perspective with a scene.

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    Wow guys, thankyou all very much! The links and advice provided is excellent, exactly what I was looking for.
    I suppose I should have said bodies in motion, and foreshortening. Hopefully I can improve on my anatomy, too - I know I'm not perfect but I do try.
    Cheers!

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    Absorb everything from here and combine it with Bridgman, Richer, Bammes, Peck and drawing from life.

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    Get an action figure, or an artists mannequin, the Art S. Buck Artist's model thing is pretty cool, then just practice drawing from it in a bunch of different directions.

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    Also google Luca Cambiaso.

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