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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

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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  Professional General 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  Professional General 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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TheIdealMistress Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Force and motion.. I think I can focus on that moreso than accuracy. I sorta understand what force and tension is but could you still explain both a little to me and how I create and look for that in my drawing.
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trotroy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I am afraid is a thing that should be demonstrated. You can always refer to a mirrir if you would like
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TheIdealMistress Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hm, alright. I will do just that then. Thank you so much for helping me out with this! Again your tutorials are so helpful and I hope I see some improvement ts in my art.
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trotroy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you and you're welcome! Best of luck!
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A-Blue-Bubble Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
also flow and rhythm is shown in hair, clothes etc too right? That's all part of it. This is really helpful and fun to read, i like the amount of drawings compared to the amount of text sort of like 'i don't know how to explain this let me show you instead' and that really helped me, who has the attention of a goldfish, to keep with it without losing too much focus.
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trotroy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yes! It applies to colors too and many, many other elements. I am glad you found it enjoyable
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Lady-Suchiko Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your tutorial has been featured on :iconmangamentors: ~
It's a really helpful guide to gesture drawing, thank you for making it :clap:
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trotroy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem! Thanks for the feature :}
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such-a-wally Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much for making your tutorials! All of them have helped me a lot, thank you! :thanks:
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trotroy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem! I am glad that they've helped!
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Puppetcancer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Woo boy. I have a long way to go, but I like how you get your information across in these tutorials of yours.
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trotroy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That's alright! Keep practicing and you will definitely get there
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T1IRINA Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks to me like the flow and rhythm lines come in after the character is drawn: that's just how i see it. 
All said ,hands down I've learnt form this.
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trotroy Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Its more of a way of thinking! With enough practice and awareness, it becomes almost natural when constructing figures/characters
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T1IRINA Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
True
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DreamForecast Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
SPAAACE!
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Creyn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is really awesome thanks. :)
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HB123abc Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Much appreciation for the tutorial, thank you!:clap:
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RileySamurott Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
This is great :)
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Deco-kun Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good tutorial! Thanks! :)
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trotroy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No problem!
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ticklingthoughts Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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sighlol Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I need this a lot! Haha thanks for sharing!
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SolitudeMais Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This has helped me too much.
Thank you~ :U
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TheIdealMistress Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Where has this tutorial been all my life?
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!
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trotroy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem! :)
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Osirium Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for this.
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trotroy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Not a problem! :aww:
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Myrtu Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I.... did not know this! This is awesome, thanks so much for making this tutorial!
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GiRBeRRy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student General Artist
This is fantastic! Thank you so much for taking the time to make it!
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Zedna7 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
great tutorial ^^
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MarrilMcBlazen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Niiice IŽll keep this in mind >wO
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is an awesome tutorial! Thanks for making it!
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trotroy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome! :love:
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wooser Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
I must confess that the fist thing a saw was the first drawing, and my brain thought "this'll be a nobbish tutorial". hehehe

Back in 2007 I was drawing people that looked more like domino pieces with round eyes, "u", "o" or "-" format mouth and Naruto hair.

I must haven't made a single sketch in half of the days who passed since then. I felt frustred, looked up at many places what I should do to improove, but nothing of that seemed like the right guide lines for me.

One mouth ago I finally got it! The secreat for improoving is: focus on the fricking action of the figure! Feel the figure! Draw the form, not the contourn! Why couldn't no1 have told me it in 2007? GRRRRRR :angered:

Great tutorial!
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trotroy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Glad I helped! You should also pick up that book I mentioned. It helped me a ton!
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wooser Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
I took a look at in the book and one thing it mentions a lot is the physics of the life applied to drawing. As a physics student myself, I approve it! xD

I still have stuff to learn from Vilppu's manual, but I know where I'll study from next ^^. These type of book are the best for me, as I want to use my drawings to tell stories, not to show off badass anatomy skills.
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trotroy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey man, great poses tell great stories too!
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wooser Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Of course. :dummy:
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