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Pink Mercy by nikdrawson Pink Mercy :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 79 0 May the 4th be with you: Kylo Ren by nikdrawson May the 4th be with you: Kylo Ren :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 22 3 Speedpaint by nikdrawson Speedpaint :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 9 0 Lucky Chloe by nikdrawson Lucky Chloe :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 40 1 Brigette by nikdrawson Brigette :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 200 7 Redhead Stream Paint by nikdrawson Redhead Stream Paint :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 13 0 Theocin Ashgarde Commission by nikdrawson Theocin Ashgarde Commission :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 11 0 Xaela Commission by nikdrawson Xaela Commission :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 19 3 Mira and Min Comission by nikdrawson Mira and Min Comission :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 10 2 Dwassyith by nikdrawson Dwassyith :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 8 2 Arcanist by nikdrawson Arcanist :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 6 2 Rey: The Last Jedi by nikdrawson Rey: The Last Jedi :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 180 15 Xaela by nikdrawson Xaela :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 10 0 Samurai Haruka by nikdrawson Samurai Haruka :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 26 2 Inktober: Divided by nikdrawson Inktober: Divided :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 9 0 Inktober: Swift by nikdrawson Inktober: Swift :iconnikdrawson:nikdrawson 6 0


Doki Doki Literature Club: Yuri by Matchstixs Doki Doki Literature Club: Yuri :iconmatchstixs:Matchstixs 8 1 The Bazaar by Skyrion The Bazaar :iconskyrion:Skyrion 1,292 67 Siege Craft by Hamsterfly Siege Craft :iconhamsterfly:Hamsterfly 5,034 132 City of Newcrest by Orelf City of Newcrest :iconorelf:Orelf 1,727 52 Bar 'Cascade ' by SolarSouth Bar 'Cascade ' :iconsolarsouth:SolarSouth 1,108 14 Last Guardian fanart by Mei-Xing Last Guardian fanart :iconmei-xing:Mei-Xing 720 33 till the death do us part by sayuuhiro till the death do us part :iconsayuuhiro:sayuuhiro 2,242 41 Return To Chronos Keep by tigaer Return To Chronos Keep :icontigaer:tigaer 1,754 67 50 Hand Challenge Pack - 244 Hand References by SenshiStock 50 Hand Challenge Pack - 244 Hand References :iconsenshistock:SenshiStock 5,413 770 Hanzo by Artgerm Hanzo :iconartgerm:Artgerm 11,139 202 Egyptian tomb entrance by KrasenMaximov Egyptian tomb entrance :iconkrasenmaximov:KrasenMaximov 529 13 Cow Boy by Hozure Cow Boy :iconhozure:Hozure 398 10 Overwatch Mercy Fanart by alexnegrea Overwatch Mercy Fanart :iconalexnegrea:alexnegrea 9,061 353 Old Temple by sandara Old Temple :iconsandara:sandara 6,974 191 Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Millennium Falcon by AndreeWallin Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Millennium Falcon :iconandreewallin:AndreeWallin 3,203 97
Find your way around DA #1: Pose References
Coming up with interesting, accurate poses for your characters can be difficult. Either they all end up looking the same, or the poses just don't look right. Drawing from a reference is a great way to practice this. Luckily, there are lots of amazing resources available to help you out, both here on DeviantArt and one the big bad WWW. I've listed the ones I know here, so you don't have to do the digging.
- I've picked resources that focus on poses, not on anatomy. This means that the drawn pose references listed here are not necessarily anatomically correct. Though the two are definitely related, to me they're not necessarily the same thing. Your anatomy might be great, but a good pose can really bring your image to life. 
- This journal focuses on humans, not animals. Animal references will be listed in the next journal.
A little guide to the list
Real Life Poses: Stock photographs of real people in various poses, generally against a white backdrop.
Drawn pose stock:&
:iconiduna-haya:Iduna-Haya 800 185



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Nik Dawson
Artist | Professional
United Kingdom
Concept Artist | Illustrator | Designer

Hello! I'm Nik o/ An English freelance artist, gamer and full time nerd. (Also part-time cat wrangler.)



May the 4th be with you: Kylo Ren
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Happy Star Wars day! Wanted to do a speedpaint of Kylo Ren this year, he's my favourite character from the new movies (sorry Rey!)


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brynhildr13 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the watch and support!! I can't wait to see more from you and I really hope to learn from you!
nikdrawson Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Professional
That's so sweet! I look forward to seeing your work and progress too :3!
JinukaKazama Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017
hey can u plzzz take my request?????? :(
nikdrawson Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Professional
Hello! Really sorry, but I can't take requests at the moment :c I work freelance
JinukaKazama Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
okay :aww:
JinukaKazama Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017
hi there Hi! your artworks are so coool:excited:  do you take requests?
nikdrawson Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Professional
Heya, thank you! I don't have the time to unfortunately :C I work as a freelance artist so all my time goes into that really D:
JinukaKazama Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017
you are welcome :aww: yeah your arts seems to do real hard work Clap  
Kina-Lee Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice workLlama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] ! I'm excited to see more!
nikdrawson Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Professional
Ohh thank you c: <3!
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