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    Need help with anatomy/pose

    I started working on a fanart drawing of Link from Legend of Zelda but I feel like the anatomy is off. Any critique for the pose would be greatly appreciated.

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    Are you working from a reference for this pose?

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    There's definitely something wrong with the hand that's resting on the thigh. And maybe something wrong with his shoulders too.

    It would help if you could describe to us what kind of gesture/emotion you're trying to draw.

    Also, using references is always a good thing, specially when in doubt about a pose. So here's one I could find in about 2 minutes.

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    I think there needs to be more length to his thighs. It looks like the tops are like domes for his hand to be resting like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Tenebrae View Post
    Are you working from a reference for this pose?
    I'm not, because I couldn't find a good reference pose with someone sitting on there knees from a side position...

    @pilgo I wasn't thinking so much about the hands, I was more worried about the proportions of the torso/arms/legs ^^; I wasn't/am not sure what I was gonna do with the hands yet

    I'll post again when I fix it! Thanks for the comments!

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    Building from forms and shapes is a safe and simple way to bring more volume and dimension in any character! Think "snowman" concept… build with basic appropriate shapes… when the form seems to your liking you add little bits of snow to fill in areas, carve out snow where needed, then flesh it in when you are happy with the underlying structure. build slowly and talk to yourself as you go, correcting and praising your work as you go. Most anything you draw this way will have more satisfying mass and volume.

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    The refs are out there and combined with doing studies will allow you to render the image effectively. Your brain needs to have its own library of internal refs stocked up by you. If all else fails, use yourself as a reference. Incredible amount of references from all angles still on Deviants resource section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bottles View Post
    I'm not, because I couldn't find a good reference pose with someone sitting on there knees from a side position...
    Take a picture of yourself in front of the mirror or ask somebody to take the picture.

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    As you all suggested, I tried to lengthen the knees and work off of a reference pose I found on the internet as well as the one posted here. I also tried to fix both hands based on a couple of pictures I took of my own hand. I think it's looking better...any thoughts?

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    I am not sure what zelda is, but is this character talking to a duck?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toplessartist View Post
    I am not sure what zelda is, but is this character talking to a duck?
    Had to ask a friend about this one. It's the minish cap.
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    Is this a sketchbook? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    haha I was just joking, but damn! it is a duck! haha Thanks! I did learn something new today, and that's what's important.

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