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    Help wanted for pose. Sword pose.

    Good day fellow artists. At the moment l'm trying to find the right pose for a dual wielding character.Name:  svvord pose.jpg
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    As you can see the character is parrying a slash overhead with his right sword. I'm kinda content about the left arm and the legs (the latter usually my weak point), but I need help with the right arm. There is something not right to it and I can put my finger at it. Can anyone tell me what I did wrong? (the red sword is the oppontent's.)

    In this picture he is parrying an sword attack of the opponent. we are looking at his back and the opponent is kinda ambushing the character from above him. His pose is supposed to be somewhat defensively.

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    Where's your reference photo for the pose?

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    well, I kinda used this tutorial to start with: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71oijrYHNoE, and I this captain drawing was the best reference I could find and made a wireframe of it.

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    But of course this wasn't 100% the pose I was looking for, but it was close. To begin with I wanted the view to be from the right instead of the left, and the opponent on the left instead of the right. Also the neck isn't supposed to turn too much as the opponent is attacking from the front and the character is practically running into a parry.

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    well, I kinda used this tutorial to start with: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71oijrYHNoE, and I this captain drawing was the best reference I could find and made a wireframe of it.

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    Name:  pirateireFrame.jpg
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    But of course this wasn't 100% the pose I was looking for, but it was close. To begin with I wanted the view to be from the right instead of the left, and the opponent on the left instead of the right. Also the neck isn't supposed to turn too much as the opponent is attacking from the front and the character is practically running into a parry.

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    I watched this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71oijrYHNoE and used this pirate captain like thingy as a reference:

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    Then I made a stick figure out of it.

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    The pose is similar but there are still some things I want different. First the opponent is coming from the front instead of from the right so the character parries straight forward. Also the scene is watched from the right not from the left.

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    Okay, what is he suppose to do? Just be in a relaxed everyday pose, or attack pose...? Tell more about the picture to get better feedback.
    Also, not what you asked for, but there is some major anatomy errors that could be fixed if you get a photoreference.

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    Is there a good place for photoreferences or should I make them myself? Because I wasn't able to find one.

    - I can't post images at the moment, because it says that the mod has to look over it -

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtukker View Post
    Is there a good place for photoreferences or should I make them myself?
    Well, if you shoot your own you can control almost everything, however if you don't know how to take photos properly you might get twisted perspective, bad lighting etc, but there are also sites like these:
    http://characterdesigns.com/index.ph...page=photosets
    http://photo-reference-for-comic-artists.com/

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