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I'm coming to that part of my comic where Aphrodite is about to appear, and I thought it'd be a good time to insert a classic art spoof. I'm of course thinking of Botticelli's "Birth of Venus".
Can anyone please tell me if something's terribly wrong with this sketch so far? I've merely posed my drawing mannequin in a manner similar to the Venus from the painting.
The only thing my not-so-keen-eye can see is that, if the sketch is supposed to be that of a woman's, the length of the shoulders should match the length of the hips (see image below). She also has no breasts. But if it's male, feel free to ignore me and you can leave it that way.
Oh, of course, I actually merely drew the drawing mannequin like a skeleton, adding the breasts and wider hips later.The only thing my not-so-keen-eye can see is that, if the sketch is supposed to be that of a woman's, the length of the shoulders should match the length of the hips (see image below). She also has no breasts. But if it's male, feel free to ignore me and you can leave it that way.
Double-checking the legs and paying attention to said curve, too. Right away.
It was my first thought when I looked at the painting. Fortunately, I used my drawing mannequin for the proportions, only using the painting as a reference for the position .
legs too short
Fix them and jump into rendering
"Try again, fail again,fail better!"Samuel BeckettSketchbook
@mary-cherry-me: Well in Boticelli's painting, the head is way too small, her arm is majorly disjointed as someone else mentioned, and she's practically about to fall over. That's not to say it's not well painted, but it was from the period of art (and in fact science/medicine too) where anatomy wasn't well understood and it shows.
Not that I'm any better, 500 years later.
Sorry for the slight thread hijack.
Woops, I kind of forgot about this thread and, since the comic is due (considering my comic's update schedule) in two days or so, I leapt into rendering. This was the result, considering my Aphrodite is rather on the top-heavy, overly hourglassy side (consider how much hip I've added on the mannequin shape :p).
Following the recommendation of fellow conceptartists, I'll make the legs longer on the final version.