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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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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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TheIdealMistress Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional 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  Hobbyist Traditional 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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