Alianna's Odd Bodies

Alianna's Odd Bodies - student project

I struggled a lot and tried each exercise a few times, so I’m posting only a selected few.
First I began with a pencil, but I’ve been sketching digitally for years and it was very unnatural for me so I made most of these in PS.

Action figures and poses:

I had the most trouble with the ‘abstraction’ part. I realized that if I look at a reference (whether it’s a photo or a previous alteration) it’s very hard for me to stray from it or to “abstractify”. 
 
Alianna's Odd Bodies - image 1 - student project

First attempt of a page full of poses: 
Alianna's Odd Bodies - image 2 - student project

Selected iterations:
Alianna's Odd Bodies - image 3 - student project
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The final result. There are parts here I like but it turned out more realistic than what I normally go for. 
Alianna's Odd Bodies - image 5 - student project
People in shapes:
That was the most fun exercise by far, and I think I'll be doing a lot more of these.

Alianna's Odd Bodies - image 6 - student project
Cutouts:
I did 2 options, but I couldn't really make them cohesive and felt that I unconsciously was copying Tom's figures. Also, I cut myself so that was the end of that. 
Alianna's Odd Bodies - image 7 - student project
Exaggeration:
I need to keep practicing this because I don't feel that it's exaggerated enough. Here are two of the sketches I made. 
Alianna's Odd Bodies - image 8 - student project
The final Illustration
Alianna's Odd Bodies - image 9 - student project

I got a lot of tools to help me in the future and had lots of fun. Thank you for this class, Tom!