Tuesday Tips -- Hold it! Holding a dynamic pose is very difficult to sustain for any model. Try it yourself. Hands, shoulders start to go down. Tension held on a joint or arching the back become more and more difficult to hold. Knowing all that, focus early on the position of the hands in space, at their "apex". Same goes with the feet when a position is held on the tip of the toes or anything similarly hard. Overall tension in a clean line of action is affected the same way. Try noticing an...
Tuesday Tips - Apply Pressure A good way to avoid floating characters on a page is to think of the compression created by pressure and gravity itself. One of the simplest way to express compression of the flesh is to break the line flow or shape flow where the pressure is applied. Hard to describe with words, so look at some of the pictures I drew up. -Norm