Ich bin lerne Deutsch (beginner)
Obsessions: Star Trek • Star Wars • Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them • Dunkirk • Generation War • Hurricane (303 Squadron) • Peaky Blinders • Journey's End • The Wipers Times • Master and Commander
- Do not kin, RP, use my OC as a faceclaim or copy their info.
- Do not add my OC's to your wishlist, they are not for sale or trade.
- Occasionally NSFW, all OC's are 23+
- I'm Dyslexic AF and often sleep deprived so wording may get funky.
- Always up for talking about OC's & fandom!
- I may miss pings/comments, feel free to poke me if that's the case!
- I'm most active here since TH serves as a handy catch-all place for me to store my OC's, their art, fics and sci-fi headworld notes.
- I lifeguard on cruise ships so I often stop posting for long periods.
I recently set up a goodreads account in an attempt to keep track of the history books I have so if you're curious about the books I use to research my plots my account is here! What I have/haven't read isn't accurate, I joined on desktop where I could only sort books into bookshelves if I'd marked it as read. I have enough books covering different subjects that I do need to be able to sort them to make keeping track of stuff easier. I'm trying to get in the habit of rating stuff I've read but the account is intended to be more of a log of what I've got.
My Christmas present was a hangar tour of Biggin Hill and a Spitfire sit-in which was really awesome! Couldn't stop thinking of Hendrix and Beck the entire time I was in the cockpit of RW382. Even though Hendrix and Beck are in a fictional squadron, I base a lot of their activity of Biggin Hill ops so it's kinda close to heart. I def want a Spitfire flight, it's no 1 on the bucket list and the sit-in has solidified the idea in my mind. I'm currently saving for a Lancaster taxi run which is frankly much more do-able on my current wages so the flight will have to wait a bit.
I'm looking into opening real currency commissions to contribute towards a flight though I'm still trying to get to the bottom on if debit cards are secure on paypal or if I need to get mum to open a credit card on her account but in my name (my bank thinks my job is too irregular for me to open an account myself even though I've been doing the same seasonal rotation for 3 years and have 2 more contracts coming up) which is why I haven't done anything yet. I'm also looking into paypal alternatives like Square which I happen to know do accept debit cards.
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I can say they are not the easiest things to get in or out of but thankfully I managed to avoid making a fool of myself LOL!
How do you come up with poses?
I've been feeling stuck and pretty insecure on posing lately. I feel like a lot of what I produce is very same-y pose-wise and tbh it kinda is because the bulk of what I have up in my galleries was drawn with the intention of getting character ideas down. When I'm drawing new OC's or trying to nail existing designs I do tend to stick to very simply posed stuff that doesn't show a whole lot of character because at that point the character isn't very developed so there's not a whole lot for me to go off. When I was shifting styles I used to stick to simple throw-away art where it wouldn't matter if the drawing didn't work out over if I'd done something more involved and awkwardly posed. I'm starting to feel like I'm recycling the same poses and honestly it's getting kinda boring and I'm so ready to move past that.
Trouble is, I find coming up with natural poses as well as dynamic/awkward poses very hard, if I draw with the intention of something different to what I've already got in my gallery my brain kinda freezes and I end up defaulting back to the very simple character design-ish poses I've been drawing the past 4 years. It's pretty much ingrained in my mind at this point, I know my visual library is severely lacking as far as poses go but I'm not sure how to build on that.
My question for you is:
How do you come up with poses? Particularly dynamic/awkward poses or poses where the characters are actually doing things? Do you have any tips for my situation?
I also posted this to the creative corner forum if you'd prefer to answer there.