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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.

Check out lots of free video tutorials on my blog at >> [link] << See you there!

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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:
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suddenlyahat Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
These guides are wonderful!
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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.
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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".
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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 :)
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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.
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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
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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!
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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.
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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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