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Bases and reference by Ice-Toa-Lover


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March 9, 2012
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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
* 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
* 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
* 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 
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.
sheiksawesome Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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?
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.
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.
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.
ChaosSoda Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

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.
Tortured-Hearts Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
could you do huging liek sister hugign one plez?
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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