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I came across these links in a comment the other day, and I thought that I would share them! I am finding them helpful already, and hopefully a few of you guys will as well. :)

Basic human figure proportions: www.realcolorwheel.com/human.h…

Even cooler, three links to "gesture drawing" scripts: www.quickposes.com/pages/timed lovecastle.org/draw/ &nbs…

For those three links, you are given an image and then a short time span (30-90 seconds, preferably) in order to draw a quick gesture sketch based on it. Do this for ten minutes a day, and you should start to see improvement in your ability to convey movement in your lines, as well as your grasp of anatomy and proportion! The first link is entirely humans (nude and/or clothed, depending on your preference), but the second and third link include photos of animals and the ultimate artistic nemesis: hands. (Thanks to Koceta for the third link!)

Don't forget to intersperse your quick gesture drawings with more measured, slow anatomical study, too! It helps to do both.


Aaaand... something to help get the inspiration going: Jell-O shots!

Really awesome Jell-O shooter recipes: jelly-shot-test-kitchen.blogsp…

I can definitely vouch for the butterbeer recipe (www.tablespoon.com/recipes/but…), even if you're not a Harry Potter fan. It is AMAZEBALLS, and comes in a non-alcoholic version, too (click the blog link for that).

Most of the concoctions on the site include alcohol, but some of them have some delicious virgin alternatives listed. And, of course, you can substitute similar juices and syrups for the flavoured liquors if you are underage or just choose not to consume alcohol. There is a even a section for converting the gelatin amounts to agar or leaf gelatin, so even vegetarians and vegans can enjoy them!


Thanks for reading and eat your Jell-O responsibly! :D

MSW

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hairymoss Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks for sharing these sites - they are really great resources!
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
No problem, I'm glad that you found them useful! :)
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PixlPhantasy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Most informative links! Thanks a bunch.
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
You're welcome. I hope you'll find them useful! :)
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9LivesVixen Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the great links.
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
You're welcome! I hope you will find them useful. :)
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Mottenfest Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the links, hon!
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
No problem! I hope you find them useful. :)
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idestond Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
why nemesis?
I LOVE hands, they're my favourite part of the body, they're so cool :la:
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
:lol: Lucky! Hands are pretty much universally the bane of artists everywhere. Well, that and faces. But faces don't seem to inspire the same level of rage as hands do.
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Swiftfire13 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
:iconhappybounceplz: ill have to show the shot site to my dad :) hes makeing a book of all the shots he creates *as to the demanding of his girl friend and i*

o wow the gesture drawings sites are epic!! (hate that word im so sorry DX)
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Ooh, I hope that he will enjoy that site! They have some real goodies on it. OM NOM NOM. :D
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WildDragonfly Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing ^_^

I look forward to taking advantage of these tools :heart:
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
I hope you will find them useful! :D
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Chaos02 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You get the award for helpful links for the day! Hands aren't exactly a problem for me, its more feet that are attached to the body xD

I will most definitely be using these links btw!
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Awesome, I'm glad that you found them useful! Ha ha, I suck at feet, too. And faces. Man, I really need to work on people more. :lol:
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Heather-Bear Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Thanks for the helpful links~ :heart:

I saw the blow pop martinis on that website, my friend made those one time. they were amazing. <:
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:iconmoonsongwolf:
MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
No problem, I hope you will find them helpful. :)

Ooh, those are actually going to be the next ones that I try. They look absolutely divine.
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Tiaso Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Thank you thank you thank you! :D:D:D:D Spendt a week in school only drawing naked a woman from 30 sek to 6 hours the last day. but now I can finally draw some men to, and these poses are great
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Aw, it sucks that you only got to use a female model for a week! I prefer to have some variety. :D But I'm definitely glad that you found the links helpful. I've been trying to use them at least every other day.
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TorvaBeast Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Those jello shots are a heck of a lot fancier than the ones I make. XD
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
They're quite tasty, too! OM NOM NOM. :D
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Ooooh, those jellies look delicious! :giggle:

Saved all the links, thanks a lot for sharing! :heart:
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
They are sooo delicious! It's hard to resist having some before work. :lol:
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Haha, yesterday I made double rainbow pudding. It's not yet eaten but I'm looking forward to it!
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hungarou Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
The three links for gesturedrawings are so great and useful! Thanks so much!
And the butterbeer looks so... delicious! :P
:hug:
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
I'm glad that you found them helpful! :)
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hungarou Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
very much!
I am collecting this kind of websites, I think all of them could be useful ;)
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Enaxn Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WANT. My Jello shots are always really kind of soggy and gross. Must try omgomg.

SAME with those gesture things! My poses are always so stiff oooooh I love it! thank you! <3333
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Oh, come on! Haven't you been making agar plates and shit for school for the last few years?? It's basically the same thing. :giggle: You should be, like, at least a level 35 jello maker by now! Although I have to admit that I have completely ruined some jello shots before... by adding mango. The sad thing is that I knew better! Stupid enzymes.

If you follow the recipes on that site exactly, though, you should get some decent shooters! The butterbeer ones that we made a few nights ago were pretty firm after 3 hours, and able to withstand some serious jiggling after they had overnight in the fridge (uh, what was left of the pan, that is). OM NOM NOM!
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Enaxn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW. You know, I can barely remember making agar LOL. But you're so right. And I can make AMAZING Jello and explain the inermediate filament reactions giving it structure *shot*, but I dunno. The vodka totally screws me up!

LOL I was watching some Food Network competition, and some guy TOTALLY ruined his dish because he put pineapple in it and the whole thing dissolved xDDD. The judges were SO on him about that. So if professional chefs mess up, then you can too! :dummy:

I MUST try the butterbeer shooters.... possibly tonight after this presentation I have to give <__<;
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
I would be tempted to have the shooters BEFORE the presentation! :lol:

But I made more again tonight. This should be an awesome weekend. Change the tires on my car, bury the dead degu that has been in my freezer for a few months, and then OM NOM NOM some jello shooters until I feel creative! :D
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Eternal-41269 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou for the great links :D
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
No problem, I hope that you will find them helpful! :)
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FlippinFlakes Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've tried the non-alcoholic butterbeer recipe with my friend and I agree that it is quite the AMAZEBALLS. (though we created a huge mess in the process XD ) And thanks for putting the links!! can't wait to get my draw on!
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Awesome, I'm glad that you found the links helpful! And ha ha, I made a mess as well making the butterbeer jello... although it had less to do with the ingredients and everything to do with me knocking down a bunch of glass cups out of my cabinet while rummaging for my jello tin. Broken glass everywhere, not a pretty sight! :lol:
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FlippinFlakes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ouch man! hope you didn't step on any. that'd be pretty bad. ours was mostly spilling all the butterbeer everywhere cause we can't pour properly to save our lives X)
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Nah, my partner was pretty swift in getting out the vacuum cleaner, so I didn't step on any glass shards! He's pretty good at cleaning up the messes my clumsy butt makes. :D
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FlippinFlakes Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahahaha, well that's good! we were able to clean up by ourselves...most of it...
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Cheezzle Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, what a lucky coincidence for me. I was just starting to get serious about practicing my human anatomy and I was looking for something like this. Thank you so so much! :meow:
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Awesome! I hope that you will find it helpful. :)
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Koceta Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have another gesture drawing tool if you're interested: [link] :meow:

It does both human and all kinds of animals, and they use stock photos from our very own DA users! :dance:
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Oh, thank you!! I'm totally adding that one to this entry as well as my bookmarks. :D I have been looking for some with a wider range of animals.
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Wrennars Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student Filmographer
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR SHARING THOSE LINKS. I shall be diligent!
And now I want some Jell-O. *sniffle*
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Yay, I'm glad that you found them useful! I added a third link, by the way, thanks to Koceta (who commented below). It has more animals, like canines and rodents. I added it to my bookmarks, too. :)
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Sugarnut Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
HOLY CAPPUCCINOS. OMG. Thank you so much. I was just trying to find a way to make gesture art easier on me so that I could start practicing in the sketchbook my Uncle (not related really) got me as a graduation present. This is amazing.
Thanks so much for sharing. Improvement future! 8D
Gosh, time to practice.
*must stop gushing over how excited and thankful she is and just go DRAW*
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Oh, excellent! I'm glad that you will find these links helpful. :D Ha ha, I'm doing the same thing... using one of my thus-far-empty sketchbooks to doodle these in.
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Tofu123 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Awww it's nice of you to share these with everyone :D
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MoonsongWolf Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
I definitely found them helpful, so hopefully some other people will as well. :)
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CapriciousFish Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
How awesome are these links!! I've tried doing gesture practice from books but it's just not the same... thanks for sharing! :D
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