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Spiral
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:50 am     Reply with quote
Hello to everyone. I haven't posted anything in a long time, but have been returning to the forums periodically. Now it's time to make it an eveyday thing.

I am posting a character WIP I've worked on for a couple of hours, mostly just drawing the body, there's not much of the re-design ideas I have in mind put into it yet.

Any critique will be usefull. I need fresh eyes to look at it before I tackle it again, hopefully during the weekend, after finishing with some commissions.

Any advice on improving the lighting and getting the coloring to be more authentic (realistic) would be great. Even pointing to any related reference is useful.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:27 pm     Reply with quote
1. I'm jealous (again) Embarassed
2. With the light source upper right, slightly foreground, I think the inside of his right forearm would be lit? [oh wait, there is the shadow of his hand/thumb to factor in...]
3. Am waffling about where the shadow of his left arm would fall on the thigh...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:40 pm     Reply with quote
Thanks for your words durgldeep

1)Don't be jealous, it's not that great, I am a beginner.

2)The lightsource is more of a top-bottom-to-the-right-and-slightly-in-the-background thing. I considered the mass of the forearm also when I was laying in the tone, but after looking at my arm, under similar light, that's what I saw, and thinking of the anatomy during construction that's what I had visualized more or less, but it still looked odd. I opted to paint it in that way anyway because that's what I saw on my own arm. If I'm wrong correct me.

3) The light's orientation is top-down, the arm is exteneded to the right of the picture plane and outward, away from the body and thigh, and the thigh itself is forward, towards the picture plane, so mostly the area of the armpit casts any shadow on the thigh, and I've painted it on the upper leg portion. If it's wrong please elaborate.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:58 pm     Reply with quote
Likely not a good idea for me to correct anyone - I read the lighting wrong, for starters... Very Happy

4. Cool that the elbows are oriented so well (likewise I tested the pose, but not the lighting; ie. "medial epicondyle": right one points forward, left one points backward - exactly)...

I like the pose and the more I look the more I want to solve the lighting etc... Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:08 am     Reply with quote
Someone else could do this a helluva lot better than I can but here goes... Smile
A few suggestions (while staying close to the original), the main one being his right palm now points straight over his head...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:16 am     Reply with quote
Durgledeep has a good point there. Also his right bicep and forearm are too short compared to his left. If the perspective of the shot was more extreme (ie; we were much closer) then we'd expect that, hut since we're faraway they should be reasonably similar. It would also be nice to see more counterbalance with his left arm-that hammer looks heavy even for him! Great work though, keep it up!
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