Pose Maniacs

 For me drawing the human body is always a challenge in general (only to be surpassed by drawing hands which is equally hard). So this week I wanted to share with you a great site that I found that will help with quick figure drawing, and practicing the human anatomy.

1) Go to http://www.posemaniacs.com/blog/ (below) This site is a really great resource for quick figure practice. You will note that there are a bunch of different widgets and options that you can use but the one that I use the most is the 30 second drawing tool. It's the one I use every day to warm up before sitting down to do work, or even just to get in a quick 20 minutes of practice. The point is that you can use it as a tool to draw for at least 20 minutes when you want to get some practice in. (below)
2) click on 90 second drawing at the top of the page, and then set your options accordingly (30, 45 60 seconds, feel free to play with the other settings as well, and then click on the "click to start" black bar to begin*** note that if nothing happens for a time, simply reload the page and try again. There seems to be a glitch in the page that causes a hiccup when the pose viewer starts.  (below)

3) Once you click "start to begin" the pose viewer will load, and the figure models will appear for the amount of time that you selected. I like to use the 90 second option as it really gives me time to at least get the full sketch of the figure in. As a tip....instead of trying to get the full figure in, I will just work on a part of the anatomy like the arms and shoulders. (below)

4) Some quick sketches. Hopefully with a little practice you will see yourself improve over time, or you can use this site as a quick warm up for longer drawing and work. (below)