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    Anatomy critique

    So need to get some critiques on this, Im not sure what's wrong with it but i know something is wrong, but Im still working on blending. Thanks!

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    Head is wrong, bad shape, Shoulders rib cage too small, left forearm too long. Hand and fingers are just wrong. Start with simpler shapes and work your way up to anatomy. If you are set on working on anatomy, work from life.

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    If this is from reference, post the ref.
    If this isn't from reference, you're not ready to work without ref.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    If this is from reference, post the ref.
    If this isn't from reference, you're not ready to work without ref.
    That is just so perfect - polite, succinct, and razor sharp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    If this is from reference, post the ref.
    If this isn't from reference, you're not ready to work without ref.
    That is just so perfect - polite, succinct, and razor sharp!

    D'Arcy

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    No I did this from imagination, which was a bad idea. Ive never really thought of the body as shapes/forms, Ive just been studying the muscles and bones the whole time, and thought that was enough. ;/ But I'll have to keep drawing more from reference thanks for the critique though.

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    While I agree with Elwell I agree only to a certain extent.
    It is good practice to find ref for something that you don't have reference for in the first place. For one - you could get a girl to pose and make new friends
    On another you could look up any of the softcore quasi-porn art-nude websites like kindgirls (google it) where you get sets of nude girls in poses not so dissimilar to yours here. Or if that is intimidating there are a ton of photo reference stock sites on the web. Some are pay-only, others completely free. And if all else fails - stand in front of a mirror or use your webcam to shoot yourself in the pose - in this way you'll actually get the best feel for the form as you actually take the pose.

    Right now the head's too big, or rather - the shoulders are too thin for that head. Symmetry's off - when you start out - work in symmetry. One shoulder is smaller than the other on top of the previous problem when you compare it with the head. I'm not sure why you add pants to a figure study when you try to learn the body - for that make full clothed studies ,)
    Her backbone's broken and her torso's not connected to the bottom half of her body. One breast is larger than the other - in nature that's OK, but when you learn, try to avoid that. Symmetry. Don't worry about the detailed anatomy at this stage. The most important thing is to get the proportions right - you can't move forward without that.

    You work digitally - so, while working on a study, don't be afraid of blocking in the shapes as simple forms that are proportionally correct and so that the foreshortening is correct as well - that's cylinders. Draw wireframe cylinders atop this thing and you'll see yourself how things don't work and how they could. Use helping lines and axis as well - you can put 'em on a separate layer so whenever you don't need them just disable it or when you're confident enough delete it.

    Last but not least - if you're not that confident working digitally - get a sketchpad or, for quantity, get a stack of the cheapest A4 printing paper (500 sheets FTW!) and just sketch from photos and from life if you get the chance. Just quick (quick doesn't mean sloppy - speed comes with time. and by time I mean months if you're really productive or years if you're a mortal) sketches with a pencil or a marker to build confidence. Note down proportions and get it into your muscle memory so to speak

    Good luck!

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    CONCEPTART.ORG what's with the double posts!?

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    Wow! Thanks do much, u helped me a ton. I guess back to where I started until Im familiar with proportions of the body, I"ll give the site a try, not a fan from looking at photos, but will definitely have to look at them, if I'm going to get better, thanks for the critique!

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