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Pose Reference Pack 1-READ RULES FIRST- NOT A BASE by ChaosSoda Pose Reference Pack 1-READ RULES FIRST- NOT A BASE by ChaosSoda
About this sheet
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* This was started because I wanted more pose references for my own personal use.

* I drew every single one of these poses from scratch, with a mechanical pencil.

* The background is patchy because I stitched together five pages of scanned drawings.

* The images are resized, so they look slightly digitally drawn, they're not, it's all pencil.

* This is my 200th deviation.

About the Rules
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* I don't want them edited or traced because they're not intended to be used as bases. These exist to help you draw poses by providing a reference. It only helps you if you look at it and draw from scratch.

* While I can't copyright these poses themselves, I CAN copyright the drawings, since... I drew them, so no redistributing. For the same reason, you should link back to this page (it also helps others find this reference)

* If you have a request, make it here, or note me. If you're not specific enough, I can't do it.

* As you can probably tell by the title, I'm really paranoid of people thinking these linearts are bases. Why? Because quite a few people have used my linearts (that say "NOT A BASE" in the artist's comments) as bases in the past.

I want people to learn from this, not trace my exact lines. I learned from referencing poses (and drawing from scratch), too. Also, this is part of why there are no faces.

Extra Comments
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* If you have any other questions not answered here, feel free to ask me.

* I actually have two sheets of hands (and a pair of feet) stashed away. Maybe I'll post them if they're well received/asked for, even though they're really just my personal practice.

Everything on this page is copyright me :iconchaossoda:

Pack 2: [link]

Pack 3: [link]
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sheiksawesome Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! YOU UNDERSTAND MY NEEDS!!!! I HAVE SO MUCH DIFFICULTY WITH MAKING UP THE POSES BECAUSE THEN THEY LOOK DISPROPORTIONATE! May I use these as models for my drawings madam goddess?Pray Weep Gator Asuna Praying Icon please emote 
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ChaosSoda Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, sure. That's what they're for.

I mean, I wouldn't hold these up as a pedestal of perfect anatomy (hell, my anatomy has improved probably 100-fold since I drew these two years ago), but as long as you don't trace them, you're free to reference from them as you wish.
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sheiksawesome Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOUUUUU!!!!
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midsneypixels Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can we use them for dolls? like, not bases, obviously, but to make baseless dolls?
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ChaosSoda Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You mean reference the pose to make a baseless doll drawn from scratch? That's fine. If you mean trace the pose, then that's not ok, since I just want these referenced, not traced.
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midsneypixels Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and that I can truly understand, though I might trace them so I can see it better.
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thaliat Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are very nice. What ratio do you use? It looks to me to be 6:1, but I'm not sure. I tend to draw 7:1 but my characters never quite look right so I'm thinking of trying 6:1 now. Knowing the ratio you use might help me figure out where I'm going wrong.
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ChaosSoda Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.

I don't think about ratios at all when I draw, I just do it all by sight. I go with what looks right, I never count out height in heads or anything like that, so I won't be much help there.
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Tortured-Hearts Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
could you do huging liek sister hugign one plez?
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ChaosSoda Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I might. If I do, it'd be posted with a set of couple/interacting poses. I'm planning to do some couple poses, but whether or not they get posted hinges on how well they turn out.
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Tortured-Hearts Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ah ok cant wait seee more of this it relay helps me!

you make it eazly to see were th been seef on boys are
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ChaosSoda Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you find the guys helpful- until recently, my guys looked too feminine, but drawing these refs has really helped me learn myself.
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Tortured-Hearts Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:)
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heidyladydandy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Used: :D [link]
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heidyladydandy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
May I use these for reference? Like, not to make them into bases, but to like, copy(?) them by hand on paper and draw one of my characters? All pose credit will go to you...
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ChaosSoda Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's exactly what they're for- looking at (but not tracing) so that artists can draw the poses shown here. It's perfectly fine to reference the pose to draw a character.
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heidyladydandy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
Oh, ok.
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tigersmeow Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Jealous. I should do one of these for practice. I mean, I'm an art major in college and my poses aren't this clean.
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Luraia123 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome reference ! It really helps people who loose pose ideas...(like me) And I really dont like it when people steal line arts, change a thing or two, and call it theirs! Somebody has done it to me before so I deleted it.

Some advice: Don't post uncolored line arts if you don't want them stolen, colored, or anything else. Put the finished work with some kind of watermark. <- me hopes that helps!
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ChaosSoda Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.

I post the linearts with watermarks, actually, since most of them are unlikely to ever get colored, as that's ridiculously time-consuming, since my scanned makes everything MASSIVE. Things that look full screen here are really only a little larger than my hand. That huge-looking Zelda sketch is, in reality, only the size of my palm to my second knuckle.
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Luraia123 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student General Artist
My scanner does that too... I think all scanners do! It's quite frustrating really! And all scanners seem to LOVE the color grey and discolored pics so they ruin the colors and makes everything a lighter tone than it really is!
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shoji-10 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
yay!! thanks so much for these! sometimes i just need a reference as to how the arms look or legs look in proportion with my drawings an i can't find a reference anywhere!! ugh!! do u think u can make a reference for a guy styling his hair? (like spiking it up)
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ChaosSoda Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know exactly what you mean. This sheet exists because the only reference database I could find that was good was Posemaniacs, and I had already used a boatload of the refs from there, and was running out, so I decided to look at tons of images, select good poses, and make my own refs by looking at them and sketching the poses.

I'm not exactly great with drawing spiky hair (it's strangely hard for me, actually), but I might be able to try that (with or without the actual hair, the arm pose/hands would be easier to see that way) when I have a free moment. I won't promise anything, though.
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shoji-10 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
i don't care if there is no hair at all, just the hands/ arm pose would be just fine ^_^ don't worry if u don't have time i'm a patient person
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Heartiful Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
:iconbravoplz: I applaud you so much. I've made bases before, and have even used them, but it's better to draw using references imo.

All I have to say is thank you, and if you have more references you should share them! :D
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ChaosSoda Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. When I draw nowadays, I generally use references to work on the anatomy (whether the ref. is a 3D model, a drawing, or myself) or posing. I figured people here might want some extra refs, so I posted them. This is all I have in the way of bodies at the moment, but I wouldn't mind making more later, it can only help me improve.

I might post the hands (and two random feet) later. Most of them are single hands being posed, but one sheet is all hands holding other hands.
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Heartiful Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
I used to try to draw poses from my imagination. Didn't work. References are definitely a huge help.

I wouldn't mind seeing them! :D
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ChaosSoda Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to do that, too, with a little bit of modeling for myself when needed on the side. Since I started using references, my males actually look like males (at least, I hope they do) instead of some strange fusion of ladycurves and manchests.
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Heartiful Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Yeah I feel the same way xD Right now when I use references it comes out quite weird but I'm sure the more I do it the better I'll become
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ChaosSoda Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... how do you lay it out when you go to draw? Some methods make it easier to draw thing in proportion, etc. so that might help, if you're not already doing it that way.
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Heartiful Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Well I mainly just look at references whether they're here on the internet or in a book. I sometimes use stocks too. I try to copy the pose down on paper and while I sometimes succeed, other times it comes out looking quite odd.
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ChaosSoda Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I meant how you actually lay the image out when you're drawing it. Do you just freehand the outlines of everything, or do you plan it out with stick-like things with joints drawn on, then flesh it out? If you do that (if you're not already), it's easier to have it come out the way you want.
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Shadowspikes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm terribly sorry that you feel paranoid with people taking your work and not crediting them.
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ChaosSoda Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not that they don't credit, it's that people have swiped linearts of my characters that I haven't colored yet, colored them themselves, said it was THEIR character, and then linked back to my lineart, calling it a base, when it says it's not in the deviation's description.

I'm not sure what's worse, actually. Thanks for the concern, though (and reading the comments, not a whole hell of a lot of people do).
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Shadowspikes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It really sucks. And I really feel bad...(I don't know why I feel bad, I just do). But yeah, not most people would read my comments and ignore them half the damn time.
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ChaosSoda Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really, really used to my comments getting ignored (that and fav. and runs, I really dislike those when they're on my non-base artwork). The amount of people who have commented on this page makes me happy, though, especially given the time span. It actually means a lot, when people take the time to say something, even if it's just a simple "Thanks, this will help" or a "hey, looks good."
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Shadowspikes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Its really good! I admire your work and try my best to work on my bodies on anime figures. You inspire me to work hard and keep trying when I feel like giving up. The bases really help me get an idea (I doubt other people think the same, but that's just me speaking) of how I would draw in the pose they are. ^__^
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ChaosSoda Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I'm glad you find them useful.
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Shadowspikes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome.

And also, can you do a certain pose for me?
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ChaosSoda Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What sort of pose would you like? If it's nothing too difficult, I can at least try.
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