Drawing poses is a challenge for many artists, as it involves representing the shape, movement and expression of human or animal figures. To draw the poses correctly it is necessary to have references that serve as a guide and provide us with information about the anatomy, proportion, perspective and light of the poses.
There are many poses that we can draw, from the simplest and most static to the most complex and dynamic. Some examples of these postures are:
action poses. These are poses that show the figure in movement, performing some physical activity, such as running, jumping, fighting, dancing, etc. These poses help us understand the rhythm, tension and strength of the figures, as well as capturing their gestures and attitudes.
Expression poses. These are poses that show the figure communicating some emotion, feeling or state of mind, such as joy, sadness, surprise, anger, etc. These poses help us understand the psychology, personality and intention of the figures, as well as convey their message and story. We can find references to expression poses on websites.
perspective poses. These are poses that show the figure from different angles, such as front, side, back, top, bottom, etc. These poses help us understand the depth, volume and shape of the figures, as well as creating illusions of space and distance.