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Tutorial 7 Dynamic Angles by shermcohen Tutorial 7 Dynamic Angles by shermcohen
#7 in a series of 12 tutorial sheets created for the SpongeBob crew in 2005 (4th season) on Dynamic Angles

We all too often draw figures in straight up-and-down poses. To give a character life and visual interest, try to keep the character off of the horizontal and vertical axes.

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Azixel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm studying comics/cartoons on an art college and our storyboard teacher showed us this tutorial today,glad I could find more of your tutorials for more help :D 

Keep up the great work,always loved it!! :heart:
suddenlyahat Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
These guides are wonderful!
Sky-Chair Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch for tutorials, you really seem to know a lot about drawing dynamic stuff! I have a lot of troubles trying to make anything look exciting and dynamic.
redneckgaijin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Excellent point. Another reason for dynamic angles: perspective. The illusion of a three-dimensional image in a two-dimensional medium is fragile. Static full-forward or full-profile poses destroy that illusion. Dynamic poses help trick the eye, making the image feel more "real".
shermcohen Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Well-said! And the extension of the three-dimensional illusion is to help get the viewer/reader immersed in the story. Thanks for the input :)
SherlockianHamps Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The odd thing is, there is nothing here that I didn't already know, only I'm just now really... getting it.
Thanks for posting, these are really good.
Aloixe Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, this is very useful, thanks a lot for posting it ^^

and now, I think I have to go and watch spongebob :D
Bummerdude Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
I find this one to be the most motivating out of the bunch. I have to remind myself to be more daring in my poses and perspective every now and then, but it feels nice to have it on paper!
embrio Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Adorable drawings.. and of course tons of movement. Great advice as always. :) Its funny how some seemingly simple principals can have such a big impact.
Wait, is it even possible for Spongebob to punch something to make it move? I mean, everybody knows he barely has any muscles to even lift a drink! I call for OOC, here! :XD:

Also, awesome tutorial. =) Currently practicing this and this will help me a lot. Thanks! ^_^
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