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Figure Drawing with Virtual Models: Getting the Most Out of Poser® Figure Artist™ by Les Pardew

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Posing the Dynamic Figure

Dynamic figure poses are different from other poses in that they push the envelope of human movement. In other words, dynamic figure poses are at the extremes of the motion that the human body is capable of performing.

Extreme Movement

Dynamic figure posing really has two main components that the artist needs to work with to be successful. The first is exploring the extremes of human motion without going beyond the physical restraints of the body. The second is establishing a strong action line that conveys a consistent momentum within the figure.

The joints of the body have natural limits to movement. The arm, for example, only bends at the elbow in one direction. Contortionists may defy the natural limitations of ...

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