This will definitly help me with my figure drawing and I'm not sure if you already know this' but I've read and have been told that it helps to write out all you character's personalities, habits, and etc. Though when I draw figures. I start at with their eyes and work out from there since for some reason for me, There eyes seem to tell me what their personality will be like. But it could just be me.
I am very glad to hear that from you ^^ I mean the idea helps me by far! Its cool to start off with drawing the eyes first, but in my opinion I normally draw the shape of the face first...Then for some odd reason I start the picture off with drawing the nose....For some reason if I do the nose first I can get an idea where the mouth and eyes will go ^^ So I hope all this really helps ^^
XD Gotta love music!!! Heh heh try not to think so hard about a pose. Think about the character themselves and it can take your skills far! Trust me ^^ Making a pose will come nature once you've got your character jammed packed ^^
Music is a wonderful thing. I really enjoy it when people make playlists for their OCs on 8tracks or something for some reason.
That's the thing, I know my characters really well, but maybe it's because my ridiculous bias towards drawing dynamic poses that it's something other than the character themselves causing the problem...
I think it may be me just not being able to pick a pose, even with all my notes on how they walk and smile and talk and hunch over when they eat etc etc etc...
It's so easy for me to bring the character's personality, expressions, or mannerisms into the piece, and I've taken anatomy, figure drawing, and so on but urrrrggghhhh..... maybe I overthink things. The exception is if they're doing a particular martial art style or dance style or something like that, then it's so easy for me.
(Sorry for the rambling! I guess I'm just venting a little.)