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Learning to See - A Tutorial by SenshiStock Learning to See - A Tutorial by SenshiStock
I can't even remember when I started this. It was a long time ago, at least three years. Originally I wanted to include it with the Best of SenshiStock book but I never developed it as much as I wanted to for the book. Instead of keeping it unfinished forever on my harddrive where no one would see it, I finally just decided to upload it here. It's really incomplete but I hope the basic stuff I talk about will be helpful.

The initial pose used is

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards can be found at (It's a great book, really amazing.)

I really hope that some of you get a lot of use from this! :heart: Huge image is huge.

You can use other techniques in combination with this one (like using balls and boxes for different parts of the body). Use all the tools available to you to make the best art you can make!

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Learning to See - A Tutorial by *SenshiStock Suggesters Words: This tutorial explains a fundamental aspect of improving one's art: learning to "see" like an artist. I think too often, these basic skills are overlooked when they can prove so beneficial if practiced. Not only does SenshiStock's advice in this tutorial take the intimidation out of figure drawing, but it teaches artists how to give those drawings "life." ( Suggested by Muirin007 and Featured by shelldevil )
Wow! A really really helpful and well-put together tutorial! And some great poses, too! It's wonderful that you feel confident enough to post your body as pose pics,  a lot of people seem insecure about their bodies, but dear you've got no reason to be insecure!! Thanks for the tutorial!  
SenshiStock Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad it's helpful!!
aliceeatme Mar 14, 2014  New member
Thank you so much. This is the best drawing tutorial I've come across. My stick people actually look all artsy and fancy and stuff as opposed to looking like stick insects. Or cartoons. I always make them cartoons. It's my way of crumpling failed origami into a paper ball. 
SenshiStock Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome xD I hope it helps :3
This is such a great reference. Thank you so much!
SenshiStock Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad it looks helpful! :D
Thank you sooo much for this!! Thorough AND easy to follow!! My way of seeing things has improved overnight!! I appreciate your work! =] 
SenshiStock Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome! Happy drawing :D
Thank you! I'm constantly struggling with executing the line of action and building my pose onto it..This helps.
SenshiStock Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad to hear it! :highfive:
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