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    Anatomy, the clothed figure issues - UPDATED

    Hey CA!

    I've been working on this painting of a redcoat but I seem to be having trouble with the anatomy. Specially the transition from the torso/jacket to the legs. Something just seems OFF, but i can't put a finger on it.

    The painting obviously isn't very well rendered out yet, but i wanted to nail the big forms and the anatomy first before i start worrying about the details.

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    the arm on the left seems a bit off, and the torso doesn't seem to match up with the legs.

    Just my two cents.

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    Braintree:

    I think that the forearm on the left could be shortened up a bit and the gun could be foreshortened, making it point towards the viewer. Also, the coattail on the right side could be higher than the one on the left as his arm is raised.

    A couple of links referring to the way clothing interacts with human anatomy posted by those much more knowledgeable than I...

    http://illustrationart.blogspot.com/...ds-i-love.html

    http://sevencamels.blogspot.com/2008...-part-one.html

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    Try to give him a big belly. Make him get fat! You know, that big belly given by beer. \o/
    Then you will understand what s wrong.

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    Work out the basics before dressing him.
    Proportionally he looks wrong.
    Quick redline for 8 heads high:
    redline.jpg

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    Thanks all for the good crit!!!! I will study and repaint it this weekend

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    Ok so i've reworked it some more. Please tell me what you think.

    left: tried drawing in the skeleton first, then corrected
    right: the corrected version without the skeleton overlay

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    Last edited by Jonas_J; February 8th, 2009 at 11:47 AM.
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