leximichelle
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leximichelle
HI Jo. I really like your character's expressions. I noticed the proportions are a bit off; one forearm is significantly bigger than the other, and the last three fingers on his left hand are small and bent at a weird angle (they almost look broken). I think it's a nice overall design, but I would also mess around with the colors a bit. The black of the leggings is a very stark contrast to the overall desaturation of the other colors (maybe town the black down to a cark gray or brighten up some of the other grays for something closer to a midtone). Aaron Blaise has a great tutorial on drawing hands on his youtube channel, and you might consider googling different color schemes with the colors you chose to get an idea of what levels of shade and saturation go well together. Overall though, I think it's a great start.
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leximichelle
I LOVE your composition. As Jean-Francois said, the falling character does feel rather stiff and almost robotic. Maybe try a few gestures of falling characters to get a feel for what the limbs would do and what "falls first," if that makes sense. Jean also mentioned that the eye isn't really drawn towards anything else in the image besides the two characters. Personally, I don't find anything wrong with it, but if it concerns you, I might try adding some falling leaves or small animals like birds or squirrels or maybe one of them set some sort of trap for the other in a tree that would be visible in the background, All in all, I think you're off to a great start.
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leximichelle
I. Used reference photos from line of action, but many of them were pretty static standing or hanging straight up and down or nearly perfect profiles that were hard to exaggerate. Any feedback is super appreciated.
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Does anyone know how to determine which lines overlap when there is no twist (so only lean or tilt)? I am fine at figuring it out when there is an obvious twist, but the examples with no twist seem random to me. For example: the poses at 4:33 and 6:14 overlap from the bottom and then the top; the first pose is a Right Tilt and the second is a Back Lean
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leximichelle
Good morning. I think your confusion stems from the illusion of depth. Basically, the overlap that you’re confused about is meant to indicate which form is in front of the other. At about 5:48 in the video, he demonstrates the idea with the string and towel to describe the twist, but I think it helps here too. For the right tilt at 4:33, I would argue that it’s a bit arbitrary because both her torso and hips are about the same distance from the camera (neither is really closer), but the angle of her torso (generally, female spines curve slightly more because the hips sit a bit further back, so the spine curves a bit forward in the stomach area and then back again towards the shoulders for balance) and the position of the camera make it feel as though her hips are closer. In this case I see why he alluded to the hips being closer with the overlap, although I call it arbitrary because I don’t suppose there would be much difference if he overlapped it with the torso in front. Indicating the motion is more important here though, so it’s doesn’t matter too much. For the back lean (I believe it’s actually 5:14), I would almost make the same argument of being arbitrary, but I see it more from an anatomical view. The muscle that connects the arm and should to the torso actually extends a bit down into the area where shows the overlap, even though from a point of depth, the torso does feel more like it’s behind the hips (especially considering the “leaning back”). In all, I think it’s more of a subtlety you gain just with practice and study, but I figured I’d do my best to answer since you asked (good study for me too, analyzing so hard). For now, I would suggest you continue practicing as best as you can (I know it’s not the preferred answer). It might be good to try the ball and sock thing and note where the creases lie (maybe ball up some smaller socks into a big sock if you don’t have actual balls). I hope this helped. I tried 😅
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