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Nsio Super POV Practice - 26 Viewing Angles! by Nsio Nsio Super POV Practice - 26 Viewing Angles! by Nsio
One pose - 26 viewing angles. Download for fullsize.

Note! These are for practicing purposes, not bases! I don't mind if you want to draw the exact same POV practice while using this as a reference, but I would be grateful if you avoid tracing these.

Here it is finally, Super POV Practice. POV stands for "Point of View". I've been thinking doing this kind of practice for quite some time already and now I got to do it. I spent many hours on this, as those watching my livestreams already know.

I didn't have any references with this. However, each time I got a sketch done, I had a new reference to look at. After few sketches I could start comparing the sketches in order to find inconsistencies and errors. I couldn't get rid of them all, but this gave me a lot of new understanding about drawing human figure from different viewing angles.

I shaded these with "global illumination" in mind. That said, the light source is fixed and not related to the viewing angle. Shading the below angles was really weird in this way :D

I was most comfortable at drawing the character from above. I believe that's because of my tendency to draw everything slightly from above. The middle row was quite straightforward to do, although there were some viewing angles that gave me quite a lot of trouble. The low row was clearly the most difficult. However, after struggling with few poses for a while, the rest of the poses suddenly came out quite easily. Did I just learn to perceive the below angles while doing this practice? I believe so. This practice was extremely useful for me and I recommend you to try doing this as well. The key is to use already drawn sketches as references to figure out how the character looks in other viewing angles. Drawing the middle row first is likely the easiest way to start with, then going with high angles and finally low angles. My tip: if you think it looks wonky, it's likely that it is wonky.

I numbered the viewing angles so that it's easier to point out the POVs easier. This isn't the order I drew the poses. When I had done all the angles, I realized that I had draw three extra angles and I was missing three angles. So I drew actually 29 viewing angles, but omitted the extra angles. I also had to redraw few of the angles from scratch due to terrible issues with foreshortening and proportions. I also drew those cubes in order to make it easier to visualize the viewing angle.

My favorite viewing angles are on the left hand side, especially angles 3, 4, 11, 12, 18 and 19. 

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Veratai Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
this is pretty awesome :D
Sharinku Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
You can seriously make an art instruction book. This is awesome! I think I will have to incorporate this into my drawing practice. Thanks for making this. I enjoy all of your tutorials.
JulsFly Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
¡oro puro! gracias por compartirlo 
hillskull Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
how match did you take to do all of this ?
kierwiny Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
KelvinApplegate Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is one of the best things(to me) Ive seen on this website!!
WonderingMind23 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Necrisha Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014   General Artist
have you ever looked at the posemaniacs website- for those who have trouble without references that works really well.

But, yeah that's a pretty amazing practice!
Nsio Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I've had a look at the posemaniacs, but I realized that I would need real human models instead of 3D models. I found the poses rather lifeless to my liking, though that's just my opinion. It's great that there is such an extensive stock of references to look at.
Jooydu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank u so much! this is really helpful : ) ! -and it makes me want to practice much more ** -
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