Looking for critique - abs
Hi! Here are my assignments for the Proko anatomy course. This time learning the rectus abdominis muscle. I did each pose a few times, so I picked the latest/best version for each one. All feedback is very appreciated. Thank you!
I think the top abs for the male model are too narrow. They appear to we wider on the photo references. Good job though.
Thank you for your critique!
Hello, I have a couple things to add. I'd say that you're placement of the abs is really good, just the forms don't feel believable. 1. though they're not perfectly symmetrical, I think using the same shape for each ab tricks our brain into assuming they are. So I'd recommend changing up the tendonous intersection's start and stop points. 2. A minor thing, but usually men's abs are roughly the same width, while women's create a violin shape. More generally, I'd widen where your abs attach to, as it looks like you're leaving room between the obliques and the abs. 3. (optional) Although shading isn't the focus, if you want your forms to pop more, I'd add variation in your terminator. Take the image labelled 6.2. To me, it looks like a box-y shape for the abs, when the reference shows a more gradual change at the bottom and a sharp edge at the top (of the abs). Making the terminator thicker or thinner depending on the form shape will elevate your drawings. Finally, I did some drawings to put my money where my mouth is. Respond if you need anything else. - Dwight