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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 Sailor Pose 51 by SenshiStock

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 )
PandaIlustra Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional General Artist
This will help a lot, solving some questions that I have!

Thanks for share! <3
SenshiStock Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
tolkienandtea Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW. I've been doing anatomy for a while now but this is truly a FANTASTIC tutorial. It's so helpful and even walks you through the steps while also giving you some extra practise! Well done! :happybounce: 
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
That's great!! Glad it looks helpful :D
KitKatTicTac Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
My God. I never realized it was this easy. Thank you so, so, so, so much!
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
DBAce9Aura Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm currently attempting to draw the line of action based on the poses in this tutorial by looking at them (or more accurately, striving to see them through the artist's eye) from my laptop screen. It does hinder me somewhat because 1) I don't have an image printed out so that it's next to the paper and 2) Because of #1, it means I can't make efficient use of a straight edge to plot out the tilting lines in the gesture.

Other than that, this tutorial looks like it'll come in handy for me.
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
If you can't print them out you should still be able to get the angle using a straightedge, but it might be a but more of a challenge to transfer it :D
Chocolate3407 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
This is extremely useful! I have been your watcher for awhile even I have not used the reference yet as I just get a feeling it will be useful one day. Now I go back full speed on drawing and reading this is just a nice step to begin with! Thanks for putting effort on creating this! It really helps!
SenshiStock Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Have fun drawing!! :highfive:
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