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    Comic Art, Help with Anatomy

    I'm new to the game and I've been struggling with anatomy of late so I've done some reading and practicing and hope that I'm moving the right direction. Using Loomis's "Figure Drawing: For What It's Worth" I tried out some of his posses and techniques in the hopes to better my understanding of the human form. Hopefully that comes through. Critiques welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abeisel897 View Post
    Using Loomis's "Figure Drawing: For What It's Worth" I tried out some of his posses and techniques in the hopes to better my understanding of the human form. Hopefully that comes through.
    I don't think you're using the book the way it's supposed to be used. Have you done any drawing from life? Because you need to in order to have a better grasp of form.

    Anyway, there's no sense of perspective here, and the linewidth on the monster is so thick and constant that it flattens every detail you tried to add onto him.

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    One of the easiest ways to help is to get photo reference.
    If you get a pic of yourself holding a ax, or a curtain rod, or whatever, then you can see where you might improve on the hands or arm positioning.
    Or look at yourself in the mirror.

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    The reason you need to get some reference:

    Death of Swapthing Color.jpg

    I've put in lines that represent the length of the arms as they are, and as they would be if the arm pivoted down into a rest position. As you can see, the arm that's closer to us reaches all the way down to the man's knee. (Can you cover your knee with your hand when you are standing? Not unless you're a mutant.) Meanwhile, the rear arm barely goes past his crotch. I can't tell where you've put the horizon, which is Not A Good Sign, but the only way perspective would account for that difference in length is if the guy was tilted 45 degrees towards us.

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    thanks, I really see that well with the lines you've included here. I think my initial idea was the tilt you've mentioned. I'll make the adjustments you've shown me here.

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