Correct proportions?
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Mattias Wirf
I posted this on social media and got some weird comments, about that she looks short and the bottom to fat and such. It was on reddit though, so I'm not sure if I should to much attention to that ;) I'm a little bit unsure about the right arm, I always think it's hard when they are stretched out like that. But in general I'm pleased with how it turned out. Or I have turned blind to it, looking at it too much...
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shanmen riddi
this is amazing sir
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Mattias Wirf
Thank you
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D S
Depends on the model, but I don’t see any ‘short’ and ‘wide’. That must be coming from the people who are used to manga style illustrations:))) The only part that looks a bit off to me is the model’s right hand. I guess shoulder to elbow is foreshortened, and elbow to fingers part is standing right up, but even if proportions are correct, probably light shadow balance is off and makes it look like elbow is not in the right place. I think if there was more differentiation in planes of inclined shoulder part, forearm, and the wrist part, it would look more balanced. Otherwise, looks completely natural.
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Eric Luke
Without looking at the model or original photo, I think the proportion is very convincing, as long as the pubic bone is at the 1/2 of the whole body, it can't be too wrong. The bottom, in this way, somehow captures the gracefulness of the female model. Very nice work indeed.
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Mattias Wirf
Thank you :) The model is on Instagram, @diana_jean_o, not the reference for this though, I bought a set. Tomorrow this seasons life drawing sessions starts where I live, which will be awesome! :)
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simeongoa
There are short and fat bottomed people, one has made the argument that they make the rocking world go round (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMnjF1O4eH0). I think this is a great drawing, and the only thing to consider as far as proportion has already been said. Keep going. Lyka till!
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simeongoa
I think that is really interesting phenomena. I have read other art teachers talking about it as well and believe I do/did it too.
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Mattias Wirf
Thanks :) Short and fat bottomed is a accurate description of me, maybe I did what many did in art school, project my own proportions on the model ;)
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David Sánchez
The only thing I can think of is that the joint of the arm seems odd, the whole arm have good lenght but the forearm looks longer than the upper arm, and according to proportions diagrams, the upper arm (counting all the way to the deltoid) is longer than from the elbow to the wrist. The rest og the drawing looks awesome. Hope this critique helps.
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Mattias Wirf
Thank you, yes it does help :)
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Christopher Alaimo
The right arm "maybe" looks slightly long (the radius and ulna), but then again she is stretching it out. The body looks perfect... really perfect. It's a wonderful drawing. The body is something that I struggle with always. The cloth looks amazing too!
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Christopher Alaimo
I know what you mean. Lately I'm feeling like I am struggling with everything! (I'm in one of those moods). Where did you get the inspiration for that? Model? Stock photo?
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Mattias Wirf
Thank you :) I often struggle with hands, but here I was lucky and they were a bit hidden ;)
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