I see this mistake EVERYWHERE and it drives me BONKERS. If you’re drawing something really graphic, this rule does not apply. But if the body is anatomically realistic, the hand shouldn’t be a roll of sausages.
A workable fuck-ton of male archery references (per request).
[Please note that the top two images of the white statues are for weaker bows; typically, the bow will have a stronger pull weight. The front arm would be fully extended and straight, and the hand gripping the arrow would not be pinching the arrow itself.]
I’ve been reading up on body language and stuff trying to make my comics less stiff. I put my notes into reference sheet form so other people can use them. I actually took a while making this, so I hope you guys find it interesting!
Also, this font didn’t have apostrophes or quotes so a lot of things seem awkward!? Sorry about that.
A useful reference sheet for those who need help with posing and body language!