Accurate skeleton proportions?
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Jesper Axelsson
Hi, I'm working on a drawing for my uncle. The perspective was difficult so I chose to plan the pose of the figure orthographicaly. I will use the back and side view to transfer it into perspective, the way Scott Robertson shows in "How to draw". I feel confident about these, but it would be nice to have another set of eyes looking at them. My main concern, is wheather the proportions seem accurate, but feel free to critique other stuff too. Thanks in advance!
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Jesper Axelsson
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@Chris Bodary, @johnercek, @Samuel Eli, sorry for not getting back to you earlier (the drawing has kept me busy!). I really appreciated your comments! Here's some more work in progress: the figure brought into perspective and the 2 value notan. Do you think the notan reads? Cheers!
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Shelvs Fleurima
Hello I am bit new to this. Both in term of critic, and figure drawing. The work looks amazing but I see 2 things. One: there should be more tension between the neck and the back. I mean in the gesture, the line of action should be stressed a bit. Second: it is not recommended to stretch both limbs on one side, and, or, stress them on one side. It should be naturally a alternative. Hopefully I am making a bit of sense. And of course keep up the great work.
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Ernesto Palma
While I can see the silhouette of the person I am not feeling the tension of the body that is working really hard to stay in that uncomfortable pose. The lighting is only separating the pose from the background but is not helping me read properly what the pose is doing, it feels flat, even at the notan level. I hope this quick overview helps. Try making some changes to it in the sketch phase at thumbnail size where some shading also tells us the dimensions of the body and the feeling of weight that would happen in outdoor lighting, where shades are un the bottom planes. Again, all with all due respect :)
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Warren Bonett
Seriously ambitious pose. Great work! The things I notice in the line work that may need adjustment are: the connection of the bicep and extensor flexors of the forearm; the upper thigh into hip feels a touch narrow making the torso a little long; and the right leg’s feels like it needs to be read a little more from above. Is this from imagination? It’s terrific. The notan lighting source appears to be the viewer, I feel like it may read little more of the dynamism of the character if it swung a little further to the right or left, but that’s just being picky really. Impressive work.
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Chris Bodary
Looks great to me Jesper!
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johnercek
similar to what samuel eli said, since you have angles on that rear tibia, there is foreshortening in every orthographic projection- there is no way to improve upon this without using a 3d model. All that being said- it looks great! you should move forward
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Samuel Eli
I would say that they definitely "seem" accurate to me. Which, I'm assuming is the goal. But, someone with more mileage behind the figure in perspective, in regards to anatomical shapes, might have a better eye. Would you say these are in true orthographic view? The skeleton is still in perspective and foreshortened in a few areas in both frames. You could try and draw the skeleton in a similar but basic pose in a pure profile view. Maybe just having the skeleton squatting with their arms out. You wouldn't even need to draw details of bone structure, of course That way, you can draw the lines necessary to transfer to a foreshortened image. It's a bit of more work, but worth a try - maybe? One thing is for sure though, the form seems a bit hard to read because you've drawn through everything. So like in the frame where they are facing away, the pelvis area is hard to read accurately. But, it's cool and I think it reads, just maybe beyond my abilities to nit-pick!
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Warren Bonett
It looks good I have no advice I’m afraid a bit beyond my skills. It looks like a great start! Quite the challenge! Look forward to seeing the result.
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Jesper Axelsson
Thank you!
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