Hey everyone, please check out these gesture, structure lay ins and let me know what you think. I’ll proceed with shading after criticism. Jesper, thanks for looking at the previous submission; any further thoughts? @Jesper Axelsson
Hey @Liandro! Great expression! from the dog's fear (and size), composition & guy's angry rage (and size)! This is more of a suggestion, as it seems your going with a portrayal of power with the man's overbearing rage bending the table and chair, would you say, as the man's bending forward, the chair legs could bend all in unison to complement the C curve as you have with the dog's chair, shifting the weight from directly down from the pelvis to a teetering 'seesaw' like distribution of his body weight? PS. Massive thanks for your previous critiques!!
Great start @Tiger Gayle-Walker! Your lines have a nice fluidity to them, and you're doing a good job of keeping the individual curves nice and dynamic. I think the areas you could improve on are: 1- Proportion and structure. The arms are quite short and there's no indication of foreshortening, and the head and back leg aren't quite connecting to the body- did you have reference for this or was it from imagination? Drawing from ref is the fastest way to improve proportion. :) 2- While the individual rhythms are nice, they're not connecting with each other to create larger rhythms through the whole figure. I'd start with identifying and simplifying the centerline a bit: her primary action is that she's pressing forwards, so everything else should follow that curve in some way (red). After that, the limbs will feel a lot more gestural if you find ways to connect them to other body parts with a consistent rhythm (blue and green). Lastly sometimes you'll want to deviate from anatomy to get a better gesture: since her centerline is curved towards the right, having the arch of the back do the same will reinforce the gesture (orange), you can always add anatomy on top later. Keep up the good work! :D
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Hi! I would say to study the manniquization a bit more to make sure the parts are properly placed in perspective. It seems that you are trying to consider the gesture of the whole body which is great. Maybe you could do more gesture drawing on the same pose until it feels like everything flows. Then, as a next step, if you are having trouble with the structure whole body I would try to first figure out how to place the bean or robobean. Then I would add the legs and arms as simple cylinders Also I would watch out for proportions. The feet on the third one look a bit small :)
Hi there! I love the action in these and as someone who skates they definitely capture that movement well. One thing I would suggest is doing an extra step to clean things up a bit. You could try lightly erasing (a kneaded eraser rolled over the image works well) leaving you with an under drawing that is very light. From there you can pick out one strong line for your final image.
Ribcage construction - First two were from reference, third was made from a box shape. Tried to simplify it's shape and looking back at these I can see a few perspective issues. Critiques Welcome! especially on proportions thanks! @Liandro Roger