Um. I need anatomy help? So I suppose a redline I can’t see anything wrong at this point, so I need more eyes to look in mine’s place, because. Well, you know how if you draw it, and it looks fine, but then other people see and it’s like “thisthisthis and this is wrong!” D:
This looks promising. I can see why the pose looks off! Let me explain.
When drawing anatomy and breaking it down into shapes, it’s really important to remember that the limbs, torso, head, and other parts of the body all have sides. The head has a front plane, back plane, and side planes, the same with the torso.
Since they have distinct sides, I find it a lot easier to base the forms off of cubes. It’s a lot easier to make sense of the planes on a cube than a sphere!
See how the jaw seems more solid when it is drawn based off of a cube.
Obviously anatomy is more complex than cubes, and it DOES involve spheres, but using them as your base and adding muscles or carving in features will be easier.
For drawing forms interacting, I find it easiest to draw the most independant form (the figure sitting down) and then add the depedent form (the girl laying across his lap) to be efficient. Drawing them at the same time can get confusing really fast. If the arms are interacting, I like to draw one of the figures without arms and add accordingly. I’ll just show you:
first I drew thumbnails too figure out what pose I wanted! I wrote down the things that really needed to be figured out.
then I drew a plane so I knew what the figure was sitting on, and added the fist figure. Since the girl is laying on his lap, I drew him first. If I have a solid figure for her to sit on, drawing her pose will be loads easier. I had trouble with his foot, so I just blocked in the basic shape to figure out later.
then I drew her figure on top. Note how I am leaving out the arms. Also take note how her figure sits on top of the man’s lap.
Then I finally add the arms! Since his arm is wrapping around her head, I saved it for last, after I had her head down.
Here’s the pose all cleaned up so you can easily see what’s going on. There are some glaring errors in my drawing, but what I want you to understand is the process. I think you’ll have much an easier time figuring out their forms this way. ;u;
I know that you wanted a red line, but since this pose is so complex I thought it would be more helpful to see it this way. Also.. this might not be the MOST efficient way to draw interacting poses, but it’s the best technique I know so far. Studying from photos and anatomy in general will help loads too. I hope this helped! Sorry the post is so lengthy. ;n;