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Gesture and Curvature Tutorial by Jeff-H Gesture and Curvature Tutorial by Jeff-H
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This is a bit less "tutorial" and a bit more "guidelines."
A lot of people ask me how I practice and what I do to practice, and what they can do to get better at poses. Well, here it is!

Remember the disclaimer though: This is stylized realistic, my own preferences. But the methods can be used with almost any style and preference.

Currently Available Tutorials:
Eye Coloring and Lineart
Female figure
Basic Hand
Basic Expression
Arm Anatomy
Leg Anatomy
Gesture and Curvature
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NineZee Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I like it.
Hpsr175 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Really helpful. Thank you for putting this up!
SpiritAlric Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for late comment, I am struggled with gesture and yeah I've seen so many picture or tutorial about curve but still confused.....and I found a comic with simple style but still looks awesome, and I realize the movement is the same as bean, and it (the character) looks good.

In short it is very helpful to understand movement with this one rather than S curve, sorry for bad grammar though
Jeff-H Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm glad it helped you!
YumiPyuu Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is EXTREMELY helpful. Thank you so much!
NoodleThePanda Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
The beans, they work!
MisoSanSoup Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT was seriously mind-blowing, so simple, so easy to understand and full of instructions which is just so perfect :heart: thanks a lot!
Helenium-Power Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think bean and I are gonna be the best of friends soon ^^
Thanks for the tutorial!
makhadi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ty for the tutorial :D
ScandinavianSweetie Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This will be so helpful! *Drools over tutorial*

Thank you so much!!
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Fires-storm Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
This is really handy, I'll have to try it!
Anarchylonewolf29 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am going to use your anatomy tutorial to help with my "Tutorials I think will help the beginner artist" very long title. Sorry about that. I might change it. But I am leaving this comment here so you know.
Lesluv Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never been goodin gesture and body and, after reading your tutorial, I've decide to try you beans trick ! I've set up a 2 minuts chrono and, voila ! I think this a good trick, even if my bean surely looks bad, but I'll keep practicing ! I know this sound quite... stupid, maybe ? But you really gave me the motivation to do more than just portraiture ! Thank you very much ! :D
Maetessa Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Okay, I only read the first couple paragraphs, but I can tell already this information is going to be indispensable <3

Thanks so much for sharing <333
RuneWoof Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student General Artist
so freakin helpful! THANK YOU!!
capencom Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
breaka666 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
so. freakin. helpful. thanks for this
PlatinaStar Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Might come in handy :D
M-Lee08 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I never learned this way. I was super skeptical about this (sorry). I just did a quick body sketch and using this and it took me about half the time it does normally and with a little better result, more fluid I think. I will have to remember this and use it more often.
dnoir Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done! Excellent view point and explanation.
1-kmomochi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
God that helped me get it a lot better. Thanks!
Rauvlochar Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for sharing this! :la: I have so much trouble with the boxes-and-lines method. I just can't seem to wrap my mind around it. This makes a lot more sense to me!
500DaysOfTwelve Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Thank you very much! I just learned something (:
ProudSpecter Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
ty for share : )
locodela Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for simplifying anatomy for me :)
Very helpful :)
BellaGBear Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh very helpfull. Thank you :)
Raevnir Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Nice! Thanks for sharing.
fatcatbeatrice Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Photographer
You draw a human bean!
...please excuse my terrible pun, lol.
Thorgriim Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome, id like to try this! Thanks
AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Holy crap! The bean method does work! THANK YOU! :huggle:
RosaCosplay Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Thank you very much! :D
I've been taught "the sack" method rather than the bean, but they work the same :)
silvergabetha834 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Really nice tutorial.
KawaiChan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the tutorial :3
CarpeLex Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Thks so much
Isabel96 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Amazing and Wonderful!
RoseRoselli Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Very helpful ! Thanks for sharing !
Mohegan567 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ah, wonderful tips! I always get the feeling my humans are too stiff looking!
PokeNOMNOMNOM Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's always nice to see another take on drawing different poses!
Thanks for making this!
NekoThunder Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Always nice to have someone explain their point of view, very helpful!
Fablecom1990 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Very useful, thank you :-)
Chanel211 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love how simple yet very useful this bean method is. Thaaannnkk yoooouu :iconhugsplz:
kobaltkween Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's a kidney bean, called that because that shape is specifically a kidney shape. Same as pools that shape.
EternalKage Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice!
InvaderVargs Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is extremely helpful! I'll go try the bean method.
TheWhiteJewel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
I could kiss you. This is exactly what I needed. :D
Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist i fave :D

see if i could make a good use of this tut
Coffee-Fae Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Photographer
Just tested this method and after a couple tweaks to suit my style I have to say this is epic and pretty genius. Wish I had this a couple years ago!!! All my love to you!!!! :iconsuperheroglompplz: :iconbrohugplz: :iconninjaglompplz: :iconsupertighthugplz:
MorikoRaion Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really helpful! I'm always really bad at dynamic poses and this is just great!
DragonFlame123 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm. Never thought of it like that!
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