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Offline Taser

«: March 01, 2010, 01:59:40 PM»
In a previous post of mine, someone commented on my anatomy, and I realised that it is VERY off. So, I found a recent full body drawing of mine and I would like your critique (try not to be too harsh, it hurts my insides ), please help me to the that you can, I really want to improve on this.
Also, is my eye style too manga-ish?

Edit: I do kind of have a style going on but, I don't want it to look too manga-ish or out of proportion, thats why I do be needing tips
« Last Edit: March 11, 2010, 05:54:45 AM by Taser »
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Offline Taser

Re: Anatomy halp! edit
«Reply #1: March 02, 2010, 02:04:55 PM»
Bump :I
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Offline Violet Hawk

Re: Anatomy halp! edit
«Reply #2: March 04, 2010, 11:35:12 PM»
I don't usually comment on these boards because.. frankly.. I need just as much help as everyone else, and don't see the point on giving advice that I'm never certain off to begin with.
But! In this case. I do have at least one pointer for you.

Try other poses, hon. Both of those drawings have almost identical poses; toes pointed in, legs straight, and while one does have an arm raised.. it doesn't do much to change the overall feeling of the image. It makes them both feel far too identical, like you traced one and just.. edited here and there. Y'know?

So here's my suggestion. Go here:

It's all stock photos, and that just happens to be one of my favorite stock galleries. While I do not recommend tracing, (only because that tends to set people on a dangerous path), study the different poses. They're all drastically different, and might even give you inspiration for poses of your own. And even beyond that, it'll probably help your anatomy improve tenfold by studying pictures of ACTUAL human beings in motion; you'll see the muscles flex, how the bones move beneath the flesh, just how far a limb can bend feasibly.

So.. that's just my two cents. Hope it's worthwhile. Sorry if its not.

In any case, best of luck.

Offline Rex T-Rex

Re: Anatomy halp! edit
«Reply #3: March 04, 2010, 11:55:08 PM»
I'm not gonna get into too much right now because it's late. As a point, your pics do a very anime/manga-ish feel to them. Honestly it's the hair and the over all style.
In the second pic it literally looks like she is stepping on her own foot. Be careful of perspective issues (like the aforementioned).
The major point I'm going to bring up is the first pic. Massive ears that stick out the side is a common trait of more manga-ish pics I've seen, and while you can claim it to be style you still have to watch out for connection points. If you trace the edges of the ears all the way to the head (because ears connect to heads) you'll find that the bottom of the ears should connect to what is effectively the bottom of her cheek.
I've redlined here where the ears would connect judging by the curve of the lines you have. If you want her to have big ears that's fine, it's a style choice, but try to maintain that they actually connect with the character's head if you want to improve on your anatomy.
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Offline Taser

Re: Anatomy halp! edit
«Reply #4: March 11, 2010, 05:50:32 AM»
Thanks both, You've highlighted some major issues for me.
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