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Body Language by moni158 Body Language by moni158
Conveying emotion can be done a lot more effectively when incorporating body language along with facial features. I have done some examples above. You can use many different poses to convey the same emotion. Hunched shoulders can enhance both emotions of shock or anger, while hands on hips can protray annoyance or satisfaction. It all depends on how you combine the two ;)

I will make a more detailed tip sheet when I have a bit more time but have fun and try some expressionistic poses.

The one called 'bold' should actually be 'flirty' >.>
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Daisy-L Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
These are your basic exercises?
lilww3 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The something is called being FABULOUS
LyonsLanguageLearnin Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! Body language can actually be a great tool for teaching foreign language too! Using context clues is really important and the way you drew these positions really illustrates the emotions! Nice job. :)
Tengger-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
ah cool :) i love how you draw bodies. whenever I have to draw a pose I use a picture wich I took from myself :D
CrazyThingOo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
ouhh that helps a lot thanks for this ^^ love it :) 
Moo-Puppy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful! The only thing I would like to point out, though, is the shy pose. Putting the hands behind the back exposes the person's front, which isn't something a shy person would normally do. Nor would they have their legs apart. <:3 The pose you have looks more like one of guilt. ;)

SuperNES-Overlord Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason I immediately interpreted anger as Eren in his titan form.
DecoyKiller Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Very instructive!!
Quezecotyl Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey Moni! This is so super helpful! Thanks :DD
Ninjashewolf Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hnnng, this is really help full. Thanks for posting it! o 3 o
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