Expressions are such a key element in the way visual artists communicate information that it’s worth checking out a few of these resources and maybe discover techniques or find references to help convey a wide variety in our work.
Der-Shing Helmer’s Tutorial on Pose (in Storage - http://alexds1.deviantart.com/art/Pose-tutorial-72010406)
Mickey Quinn’s Body Language Reference Sheet
A Pose us Worth a Thousand Bio Pages
Tracy Butler’s (Lackadaisy Cats) Tutorial on Expressions
Der-Shing Helmer’s (The Meek) Tutorial on Expressions (in Storage -http://alexds1.deviantart.com/art/Expression-tutorial-77399204)
14 Actors Acting
In Character: Actors Acting
Der-Shing Helmer’s Tutorial on Drawing Expressive Hands (in Storage - http://alexds1.deviantart.com/art/Hand-tutorial-83785318)
An entire series of hand references and tutorials on drawing hands via Character Design Notes
Polterguys has been on hold for a week. I know it’s not too visible but my index finger has been swollen at the base of my fingernail and my middle and ring fingers are similarly affected at the pads. I’ve been prescribed meds, and ordered to give them a rest and ice them around the clock.
I’ve been working on this double page spread as the splash page for the first chapter in my book and it got me to thinking – “This is incredibly difficult. Why am I doing this to myself?”
About a month ago my parents bought me a tablet (a long belated birthday gift) and I immediately bookmarked my favorite webcomics on it and loaded up my google reader feeds in anticipation of happily reading web material on my living room couch.
I’ve failed a lot as an artist. Especially as a comic artist.