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100 Action Pose Prompts

Tue May 10, 2016, 10:14 AM
  • Listening to: EXOooooooo!
  • Reading: Korean Made Simple :B
  • Watching: Pokemon X&Y Season 1
  • Playing: Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright
  • Eating: Fried Eggs & Canadian Bacon
  • Drinking: water
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Tired of drawing your character just standing there? Here's a super cool list by my sister of 100 action poses to choose from!!

We should totally do some kind of event where we draw a character in one of these action poses every day for a month. ;)


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Hi, I'm Betsy and I'm writing a book about drawing backgrounds. :)

The book will be 100% FREE to download when it is finished. No Kickstarter campaigns, no "pay what you think it's worth", no donation button, nothing. I'm giving it to you.

"Why on earth would she do that for free?" You may be thinking, or saying to yourself out loud with awkward glances in your direction from nearby strangers.

I'll be perfectly honest with you: I'm considering a career change and this is a trial run.

I thought I wanted to be a professional artist for a very long time, but I've found out over the years that I enjoy teaching someone else how to solve their art problems more so than making art myself. Don't get me wrong, I'm not giving up on drawing or anything, but as far as "making a living" is concerned, I prefer to teach art over producing it.

Here's the problem though: if I were to try to be a "real" teacher, it would mean going back to college to get a teacher's degree/credential.—OMG, more student loans :faint:— I can not emphasize enough how I am not in a financial position to do that. Just no. Not an option. Stare 

But hey, you don't need a teacher's credential to write a book now, do you? So I decided to try it! I am a dummy!

My goal is to finish the first draft book by the end of March, er, April 25th um, end of May, but if I've learned anything about projects it's that everything takes 3 times the amount of time that you think it will. :facepalm: I have a little progress meter above the polls to let you guys know how it's going.

Because of the vague release date, I will be posting small pieces of the book here on DA as I go, (like this one about Proportions & Scale) so that my watchers will know I am making progress and not just going off the grid for months at a time with no results.

Hope you're looking forward to the book as much as I am! :D

Other places you'll find me:

My Society6 Store

betsydrawingstuff (My art WIP pics posted there along with daily life stuff)

betsyrobin (My art and some progress GIFs posted there)

betsyknowshowtoshare (Anything that isn't my art)

My Pinterest Boards


That feeling when you're totally into a foreign song and then you find out through the translated lyrics that the song is about... :stare:
Was impressed by "Civil War", but mostly by Tom Holland. Let's have another round of Spider-man movies with that kid!! #instantfan
Tips for Large Cast of Characters by betsyillustration
Tips for Large Cast of Characters
Work on the background book progresses s-l-o-w-l-y.
Here's a little something I wanted to share that didn't really fit in the book anyway. :P

Awakening seriously helped me get over some character creation writing blocks.  I want to make lots of FE:A fan art someday. :D
When you want to do the Art vs Artist meme, and you realize you don't have enough recent art to put in the 8 boxes. =_=
BTS!! ⊙ω⊙  
Why you kill me with your choreography!? Д╭  *:・゚✧

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FenHung Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I just wanted to hear if you know approximately when your book will be done? :) I'm super excited for it! :D
betsyillustration Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
My original goal was to have it finished by March 31st. However, as February comes to an end, it's doesn't seem like I will be finished by the end of March. :doh:
I've set the new deadline for April 25th, which is my birthday and would be a great present to myself to complete my goal. :D
FenHung Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that sounds great!
I hope you can finish it by the 25th :D 
TwelveStoryMountain Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the watch, it means a lot to me! :D
Alazenn Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello o/ I just played "Three Wishes " and... Whaouu ! Very Godd job ^^. Did you make it all by yourself ? ( code+visual+music ( pretty cool tune indeed ^^ )  ? )
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