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    girl with sword

    Heres a basic drawing of a girl, any criticisms?
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    A few, yes. For one thing, her pose and overall body shape is rather ill-defined. It's sort of hard to tell what's going on with her hips and chest, and her shoulders are WAY too narrow as compared to the hips. Her arms are very skinny, which is odd for someone who appears to be a warrior, and rather noodly. Her hands appear to be different sizes and for some reason look cartooney. The Mickey Mouse gloves don't really help in that regard. The angle she's holding the sword at looks awkward, and the shield is held too close to the body to provide a good silhouette on that side. Overall, it's difficult to tell what mood you're shooting for with this, although if I were to guess I'd say something like cocky arrogance, but again I'm not sure.

    Suggestions here are to work out a skeletal version of her pose to figure out where everything's supposed to go. Take the pose yourself (hold a ruler or something to simulate the sword, and see if it's possible. Take a picture of yourself or someone else, or at least get similar reference somewhere. Then re-work the image based on that.
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    thanks for the feedback, much appreciated.
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