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63 Random Poses by tazsaints 63 Random Poses by tazsaints
I get asked for pose reffing and general 'how do I do that' stuff all the time - so just while I'm inbetween projects, here's a collection of pose sketches I did last year sometime that I never got around to uploading.

These are all REAL people that have been sketched, all with just a simple ballpoint pen and spare paper/sketchbook ~ Observation of the real world around you goes a long way to improving how full of life your art is. So don't be afraid to sketch random things you find hard to draw - like what I've done here. =3

At any rate, I hope this collection of poses helps you people out a bit ~

Handy Hint -- Hit that 'download' button for the full size ref at 2400x2541px ~
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SHARIDANTINALILA2196 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry if that offenses you but how will we learn to draw without to design them again in the paper. Eyeballing them is good but theory is useless without any operation.
Sorry again if that's offensive to you I just dont mean it like that.
dumauk Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, these are very nice, they have a good flow, a good feeling. Nice work, and thank you for the body references.
hunter6139RBLX Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
These will help a lot! I've recently started working on full-body drawing as opposed to neck-up. This will be super useful for practice. Thanks!
IcykirlyA Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very helpful, thanks <3
dudgus2429 Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
dolphin19 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
RaldTauron Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These Pose references are amazing!! They'll be a big help to me in drawing my characters! Thank you so much.
d-awesome Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THESE ARE AWESOME! i'll use them in my manga...NOT TRACING THOUGH just looking back and forth drawing with 2 windows
Doodlebotbop Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, this is a wonderful variety of poses, it should help me in the future when I'm stuck on a particular one :3
tazsaints Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad it can help! =3
pawcanada Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very helpful. Thanks for drawing this :D
OnsoulTheLostHelgast Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
This will help most indeed for my designs
zuln Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Annasvip Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
This is awesome, thank you.
ucalove10 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
For sure it will be useful, thank you :D
TheMasterHama Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
YES! Thank you so much!!!!
dandandanao Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
YamaBerryCZ Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
billytheixi Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Thank you so much for making this! The weapon ones will be especially helpful; I'll need it. :D
Wyrmcrush Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Oh WOW i need to do this more often.
The question is, did all the people you observed share a similar body shape? Or were there slight differences in each person? Just asking cause, since i'm not sure if the mannequin technique would work with figures sharing 'plump' frames. Experimenting with a variety of figures and all that. ^^;
Much appreciated, and favourite'd! Keep rocking!
tazsaints Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There were some slight differences in shape between male/female, but overall, most of the people I drew in were my mates, and we're all much of a muchness in size. However, the mannequin does work for other bodyshapes quite well too. I tend to use it to block out the general shape for big/tall/muscley guys that I wouldn't normally be able to draw straight off the bat.
AngelsFallBeforeUs Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks godness! I finally found what I needed !
I thank you for putting this!
Sesshomarusama3 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
really helpful!
Frantwerp Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
thank you! this is defenitly very helpfull!
starshinexx Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
so helpful!!! thank you so much!!
Comical1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi :) referenced two poses from this on [link] thank you for the resource!
Chely-Sparkle Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
This are really useful, and original poses, nice work
Fangirlforlife2 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this really helped me a lot. Thnx for making this
Buho01 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bery good, really usefull to learn
DesertdustSariah Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
that looks sooo good!!
Deviant-Asia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student General Artist
May I trace when practicing, so my hand gets an idea where to go?
tazsaints Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd still advise against it. Tracing is not a good learning tool for anyone.

Eyeballing (copying by eye) is a better way to learn how to move your hand appropriately, and on top of that, you'll actually be committing it to memory since you have to think to copy like that.

Tracing is cheating - and it will NEVER help you as artist, only hurt you.
Deviant-Asia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Alright. Tracing helps me know how to copy it, then I'll eyeball it. It's just the way I make my art better. Don't worry, I won't post my practice on here or something. Tracing just helps me get the idea down.
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Deviant-Asia Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Exactly. :D ((Someone agreed with meh!)) I trace so I understand the movement of the pencil, it just helps a lot. I guess I can understand if someone traced a piece of art, and submitted as if it were their own. I just trace for practice. :3
lionthunder Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
this is realy good
RedWingedHummingBird Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this <3
TackyloveApple Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stillsaiko Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Thanks ! :D
Kittycara Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Very helpful. Thank you!
GlowStickMoshPit Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best sketch ref image I've found so far.

It does, indeed, help out a LOT!
tstriker1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
These are fantastic, I think I will use these. Say, would you be kind enough to make another one of these for action and fighting poses? I need it for an upcoming webcomic I want to do.
LostPuzzle Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank youuuuu!!! :hug:
MyGambit Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Filmographer
I lurves you. Lol. Thanks, needed practice on a lot of these. ^_^
Dr-Fig Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011   General Artist
Neato. They will be very useful. (Did you actually count them all?)
tazsaints Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No probs ~ (And yes I did count them - I counted group shots as one pose though)
Dr-Fig Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011   General Artist
Wow, respect. But really neat. I would have probably done it too. :)
QueenaKurai Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx for the ref draws :D some of them are really useful!
Dipodomys7 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hey, thanks a million! This will help TREMENJOUSLY!
PhilFox Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow! These are so handy! Will help me with gettin over the dreaded are block! Thank you for providing these helpful ref images!
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