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HOW TO MAKE YOUR ART LOOK NICE: Flow and Rhythm by trotroy HOW TO MAKE YOUR ART LOOK NICE: Flow and Rhythm by trotroy
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I've always wanted to discuss this topic although I still have loads to learn from it.

So basically, this is MY understanding on flow and rhythm. It may have a different definition for other artists, but this is how I understand it.

Enjoy

Next tutorial: Contrast
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DCxtreme99 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Troy is it important for an artist to learn anatomy? If yes, than why?
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trotroy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Definitely because it is an advanced lesson in understanding form, perspective and perhaps rendering. It is also fascinating because there are so many body types out there
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DCxtreme99 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh ok thank you... is there something else wich I should learn before starting studying anatomy?
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trotroy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Well that would be learning the very basic skill of Visual perception which is being able to convert what you see into drawing
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Tiquitoc Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's showed clearly, due most of the art books doesn't show properly the relationship between flow and rythm; but with your pic, you explained it very well.   Thanks for share it...
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trotroy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
not a problem, buddy! I'm glad you learned something!
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TheIdealMistress Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know, this is my favorite tutorial of all times. It really taught me a lot about movement in the body when you're drawing but my biggest concern is how to draw the figure outside of the rhythm and flow. Like I can draw the rhythm and flow easily but my character still looks stiff because I draw on the rhythm and flow. How can I get out of that habit?
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trotroy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
what do you mean by "draw the figure outside of the rhythm and flow"? If you want to make your drawings less stiff, try learning the concept of asymmetry


Well, if you want to look more into rhythm, I suggest looking up the concept of "straight versus curve", something like this radhowto.blogspot.com/2010/12/…
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TheIdealMistress Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I meant that I tend to draw very close to the flow or the center line to be more exact and that usually is what stiffens my drawings and so I am trying to get out of that habit but I really don't know how.

This is actually very helpful, thank you!
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trotroy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It all comes to practice. I think it also helps to try to imagine the force in action. Imagine what is under tension and what is relaxed.

Also try out figure drawing and don't worry about accuracy and focus on the force and motion of the subject.
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