I got sick of never having decent reference images for the kinds of poses I need for Creatuie — so I bought myself Poser 10 for xmas (:
I’ve always thought of Poser as dolls-by-numbers for people who can’t paint or draw, and, to a huge extent that’s exactly what most people do with it. That’s not to say people don’t produce stunning work with it, they do. But it’s always seemed like something I wasn’t that interested in. It never occurred to me until a sudden, very recent epiphany, that it’s most simple function was arranging dolls— in any pose you want. You don’t have to create diorama’s using pre-made dogs, trees, robots and spaceships, or dress them in schoolgirl uniforms, or give them balloon-sized breasts, or all the other silly shit a lot of people seem to do with them.
It’s not easy to learn, it took me a full day and much muttering and fuming to create the pose above. Of course, the above image is all my own work, using the pose as a reference. But… in theory, once I’ve gained a better grasp of it, I’ll be able to actually create Creatuie and Alice dolls, which I will be able to pose any damned, spectacular way I want! Not to mention any number of demons and bad guys for the girls to kick around! Looking forward to the learning curve (I’m on leave for another two weeks!). After the whole previous day, and much of the night, then several hours this morning spent struggling to create this cool pose, it was pure damned bliss to export it into my gorgeous, beloved Photoshop and slap this together in only a few hours without any stress and much joy!
Creatuie is doing what she does best — watching over her humans (: