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    Gigantic wall hanging

    Something I've been working on. It's an abstract, realistic something or other. I am just stuck on how to push it further. Any suggestions?

    Please ignore the palette blobs.

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    What references are you using for the figures?How much planning have you done with thumbnails?What exactly are they doing?

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    I'm not using references. Here's my irritating dilemma. I don't want to use anything online because I don't want to get in trouble. Even if photographer's give you the green light with their photo's, you still have to credit them. I don't have a digital camera either. I also don't know anybody that's...*ahem*...thin to pose for me. They are just...posing. Nothing to exciting. Not an action scene or a love scene. No story other than 3 naked girls posing. Like a more interesting version of 3 models, except they're all white. (little modeling joke)

    I did a fair amount of planning. I also did a lot of changing as I progressed into this.

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    Nothing difficult about crediting the photographer,also I would point you in the direction of this sticky,http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...ence-correctly

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    Thank you for the link. Honestly doesn't really help me with pushing this further though. Is their anatomy really that bad that no one's commenting on it?

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    How close to finished is this? How big were you planning on printing it? How long have you been working on this?

    I'll give you a few crits, but bear in mind that I'm no anatomy master myself, so someone else can probably point out a few things that I've missed.

    1. The face of the top left girl makes no sense. Her ear is squeezed in an impossible way and she has weird alien-like slit eyes.

    2. Push your values and try to go darker with your darks.

    3. I can only see hints of muscle tissue on the top girl's arm. Most humans have muscles, no matter how skinny they are. If they're super skinny they still have bones.

    4. The two top girls' necks don't properly connect to their bodies.

    5. That creamy white line running all over is quite distracting at the moment. Maybe wait with it till you have the anatomy nailed.

    6. The intertangling arms of the two top girls are confusing me. They just disappear and then reappear for no reason.

    I could probably nit-pick some more, but honestly, I'd just ditch this and start over with proper thumbnails and sketches. It just isn't working at the moment.
    Believe me, I've been in the same situation. I posted a painting of some naked females here in the crit-section myself and it got absolutely ripped to pieces. But they were all right though, I just couldn't see it myself until someone pointed it out to me. I realized it had gone too far to save and ditched it all together.
    Best of luck!

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    tip: use references. they are a must to get the proportions and anatomy right. deviantart's stock section is a repository of raw stock for artists, the only thing you have to do is to read their stock rules in their journals and pick the stuff of those folks who are corteous to allow the use of their images outside of da.

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    There's reference where the finished painting is very close to the reference photo, and then there's the sort of reference where you do a Google images search and pull up a dozen photos that aren't very close to your idea, but help you render hair and skin and measure proportions and just generally remind you what a naked lady looks like. I use the second kind of reference a lot and highly recommend it.

    I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
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