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I know this is a minor issue compared to the great eye debate but I noticed that HIS left hand isnt gripping the lightsabre he is just making a fist underneath his other hand.
But to fix it I wouldnt just add some lightsabre detail to the gap between the hands, as the angle of his hand is a little way out and the sword hilt would emerge near his thumb knuckle for want of a better description and it would look a little weird.
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The overall problem is you're drawing symbols of what you think the features and anatomy are, rather than describing the shape through plane changes and forms wrapping around things. If this is digital, drop the existing layer back in opacity and focus on the underlying structure. What's coming forward, what's moving away, and what direction things are turning. I highly recommend using reference. (And if you are using reference already, please share!)
Okay! You're off to a good start. What I'm noticing is once you start developing the shapes, the images is flattening out quite a bit. In the source image, Luke is leaning forward and his arms are held more forward as well. His right leg is forward to support his weight.
Sometimes it's easier just to redo the whole thing. Here's my WIP so far. I am thinking about adding in the actual background like the reference I posted earlier. I feel like I have been ignoring backgrounds too much.
Last edited by Drawallday; October 3rd, 2011 at 12:45 PM.
Check those perspective lines on the ref again. They cross each other just below the face. Perspective creates focus anyway, so putting the perspective focal point onto the face would be totally justified compositionally.
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Anyway I did another take on the perspective study on the drawing version. It looks accurate now. The only problem is the funky perspective going on with the upper right ceiling metal frame. Since the main focus is Luke, I've decided to keep it simple by using one-point perspective.
Last edited by Drawallday; October 12th, 2011 at 10:05 AM.