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Jo Edgehill
Hello! I recently started working on a new drawing , in which I took reference and added my own twist. I asked a couple people ,and they all said the perspective of the limbs looked off.Also ,I felt that it wasn't quite as dynamic looking as the original reference. I'd appreciate another set of opinions on that. Thanks so much! :)
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Steve Lenze
Hey Jo, sorry I've been away for a while, but I wanted to give you some help on your drawing. I did a draw over to show you some things that I think will help. Just remember, if it doesn't look right, build it out of shapes in perspective. Always think of your drawing as a 3D object... and don't forget gesture! hope this helps Jo :)
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Jo Edgehill
Hello, Mr. Lenze! Sorry for the late reply. I appreciate your help as always! Thank you for your draw over,it is very insightful. Now I'll try to redraw this thinking in shapes, and paying attention to the gesture. Thank you so much! (:
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Liandro
Hey, @Jo Edgehill! I just wanted to reinforce @Steve Lenze’s observations - these are pretty much the same things I would critique too (great feedback by the way, Steve). Simplifying the limbs as simple volumes such as cylinders, spheres and/or boxes is what will help you solve most perspective, proportion and construction issues when drawing the human figure. In order to do this with confidence, also make sure you’re familiar with the general basics of linear perspective! About the dynamics: in this pose in particular, a big part of what makes it look dynamic in your reference is the vigorous tilt on the upper torso, where we really feel one side of her waist pinching, and the other stretching. (Again, Steve’s diagram is a helpful pointer!) Parts facing opposing directions can make poses dynamic - in this case: the head is facing front, the torso is facing rightward, the hips are facing slightly left. When possible, try deliberately pushing, exaggeration these motions - it often helps. If you’d like more helpful insights and information on this, make sure to check out (or review, in case you’ve seen) all lessons in Proko’s Figure Drawing Fundamentals course! Hope this helps. Best regards!
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Antti Kallinen
Well in my opinion the weird limb thing is because you character looks like she is over extending her arms. Like (sorry english isnt my first language) her hands are pointing behind her but i feel like her right arm is supposed to be in line with her shoulder. And the left arm is ok but a bit too small, like too foreshortened. Mayby the hand part itself is too small.
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Jo Edgehill
Here's my attempt to fix it a bit (I also added in some color haha) .
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Caleb Omusi
Nice job adding colours! I like your choices. If you are still open to some constructive criticism, I think the perspective of the hands and the guns and the hands holding them could be improved. Maybe practicing simple boxes in perspective and foreshortening might help.
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Liandro
I love these colors!
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