Proportion mistakes?
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Atharva Lotake
Hello everyone I recently did a painting of this OC. I was really struggling with the proportions and anatomy. Somehow she just doesn't seem natural to me and looks like a still doll. I was hoping to get some feedback on that. Thank you to anyone who takes the time to help me out. Have a wonderful day.
Iris Portrait
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David Sánchez
Hi, being honest, it's a little bet difficult to me to point an anatomy issues becouse it doesn't feel like that's the focal point in the overall composition. But from what I can see, the proportions look good, but particularly the arm and the neck have an unnatural feeling. I'm not entirely sure if the neck would have that look from the position of the neck. With tje arm it's a little bit tricky, looks "correct" but it feels like you were moer concerned about it looking accurate then gestural. As an overall advice, pretty much draw practice gesture from poses of the same nature, (from the back, with the neck twisting or the arms bending) try to apply structure to the point of interest and anatomy studies (always thinking of gesture). Hope this can help you to improve in your areas of interest, as I said, the proportions are good, so try to be a little bit more wilde with the gesture.
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Atharva Lotake
Your feedback was really valuable. I worked on my mistakes and did a paint-over of it. I fixed the proportions, I also made the pose more balanced, I changed the background for a bit of color contrast and I made her hair more flowy and gestury. What do you think about it now? Does it still have bad proportions and anatomy? Please let me know. Thank you and have a nice day!
Iris Portrait Improved
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Atharva Lotake
Thank you so much for your feedback! Have a wonderful day ahead.
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Kristian Nee
Hey Atharva, great job on this. You definitely have some drawing and painting skills. What I would say is that the proportions and anatomy are pretty much correct (or at least enough), the thing you're really running into is a composition problem. Her hair for example covers up most of her next and back which takes away from the potential of using the back anatomy and neck turning to show off the gesture of the painting. The way the bird is positioned on her hand makes me feel like she was painted with the purpose of showing off the bird rather than an actual pose someone might take if they were going to be holding a bird in that way. Her head is also facing the viewer at way too much of an angle relative to her body. If this were an actual person, they'd either have an extremely flexible neck or they'd be in serious need of a doctor. I did a very quick paint over to illustrate what I'm trying to say. As you can see, the hair is less of a focal point and more of a complimentary graphic element to the character. I didn't spend much time indicating the anatomy on the back, but if you use the rib cage and some subtle lat/ scapula/ trapezius indication I think it'll do a lot to push the form of her body. Anyways, good job and keep up the good work! Hope this helps!
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Atharva Lotake
Hey Kristian, your feedback was really valuable. I worked on my mistakes and did a paint over of it. I fixed the proportions , I also made the pose more balanced, I changed the background for a bit of color contrast and I made her hair more flowy and gestury. What do you think about it now? Does it still have bad proportions and anatomy? Please let me know. Thank you and have a nice day!
Iris Portrait Improved
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Atharva Lotake
Thank you so much Kristian, always love your feedbacks. Have a wonderful day ahead.
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