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JULY New Users Contest WIP Thread
Posted: 04 July 2012 12:00 PM   [ Ignore ]
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This thread is intended to be used to share your progress or possible final submissions with the members of the community as well as those running the contest. Please feel free to post your images for advice and tips, to get feedback, or to even just simply show off your hard work! smile Throughout the month myself and others will be popping in to give help and advice as you work to make your creative visions for the contest come to life.


To start things off I wanted to give you all an example as well as some tips on helping fine that perfect pose for your image.


Finding the Perfect Pose (Reference and a Game Plan are Everything)

When working on this image it will probably be best to start by either picturing the type of image you would like to make or by browsing the net and seeing what inspires you.


Searches Terms that may prove useful include:
PLEASE NOTE: Any searches on Google etc can bring up some nudity in the search results. Remember there is no nudity allowed for the contest.


Vintage Pin Up Artwork
Movie Posters
Album Covers
Paintings of People


Any of you that find a good term to search that could inspire ideas, please feel free to add them to this thread as well smile


Once you have found that perfect pose that ignites your creativity then it is time to go into your favorite app and try to recreate that pose as best as you can. If you need help along the way, please post and we will gladly help and give you advice along your way! smile


For an example of using a photo reference to create the perfect pose for an image, please see the images below. The first was the reference I found and the second was the image I created....attempting to recreate the pose and in my case the entire general mood of the image (cuz I just liked it that much LOL) Granted this is an older image of mine but I thought one that should illustrate the intent of the contest smile

[ Edited: 02 August 2012 11:54 AM by Richard Haseltine ]
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Posted: 04 July 2012 01:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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This looks like sooo much fun!! I can't wait to see what you all come up with this month, and Good Luck to Everyone! smile
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Posted: 04 July 2012 01:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Ann that is pretty good for a begineer.... smile

Gees so many ways to pose where does one start. wink
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Posted: 05 July 2012 04:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Oh goody two great artist have already popped in. It looks like plenty of help will be on hand to offer up tips for this contest. I'm not too bad at posing so I plan to pop in from time to time also. Let the fun begin.
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Posted: 05 July 2012 05:34 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Jaderail - 05 July 2012 04:57 AM
Oh goody two great artist have already popped in. It looks like plenty of help will be on hand to offer up tips for this contest. I'm not too bad at posing so I plan to pop in from time to time also. Let the fun begin.
Yeah Ann and Jas are great artists. smile
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Posted: 05 July 2012 06:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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interesting .
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Posted: 05 July 2012 07:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I’ll give it a try smile
I used this picture as an example with a little bit own twist
Used Daz 4 both are Genesis V5 and M5
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Posted: 05 July 2012 07:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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wow what a great start Sasje.
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Posted: 05 July 2012 08:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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OH Yes! A Great start just a few tweaks and it will be perfect! One hint the camera angle is off just a tad. That's not posing but will help get the images to match better.
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Posted: 05 July 2012 08:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Wow, contest just started yesterday and we already have a good image.
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Posted: 05 July 2012 08:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I have been at this game for only 3 years and it still takes me a few days to properly pose figures. I am well impressed.
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Posted: 05 July 2012 09:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I think that the hardest part to understand is that the pose BASE is the HIP. If the hip needs an angle to it then it must be done first then you pose the rest of the figure. IF you pose the HIP properly the rest will follow up and down the bones as needed. You can not pose the Upper or Lower Body and then pose the Hip. All your work will be off once you change the Hip's position.
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Posted: 05 July 2012 11:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Jaderail - 05 July 2012 09:08 AM
I think that the hardest part to understand is that the pose BASE is the HIP. If the hip needs an angle to it then it must be done first then you pose the rest of the figure. IF you pose the HIP properly the rest will follow up and down the bones as needed. You can not pose the Upper or Lower Body and then pose the Hip. All your work will be off once you change the Hip's position.

Wonderful tip Jaderail and so VERY VERY true. I won't tell you just how many times starting out I did that backwards and would end up with this rather beautiful pose that then shifted LOL


On topic, for those using Poser, there is a wonderful video tutorial that covers Poser's posing tools here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIvBvE5_g30


For those using DAZ Studio there is a wonderful tutorial covering DS4's Posing tools here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELIUID6OR00


If anyone is using another application and needs some help, please just let me know and I will see what I can find in your app of choice smile
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Posted: 06 July 2012 03:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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WOW, Sasje!!! That's so Awesome! Great job! smile

(...and Szark.... lol.... thanks, but I'm sure he meant YOU and Ann! wink Thanks, though! smile )


....ps....

YAY!!! The edits show up now...AND I don't have to put an extra space between lines of text I want to space!! Woo HOO!!!

Hip, hipp!! smile

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Posted: 06 July 2012 04:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Thank you every one.red face
Jaderail you’re right about the camera so I chanced the camera a little bit
And chanced the shoulder and the arm.

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Posted: 06 July 2012 07:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Sasje, this is looking amazing! But I think the camera angle was better (closer to the original) in your first image. Look at the woman's face, in particular...it's almost a profile in your reference pic.


I've got an idea for this contest...will post something when I have time to work on it. Posing is definitely a weak point for me, so this should be a good experience.
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