Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    292
    Thanks
    872
    Thanked 160 Times in 103 Posts

    Is There Weight to This Figure?

    Sorry to spam the critique center, but all the criticism I get is so valuable. I did around 100 more gesture drawings focusing on weight and balance, does it show through this quick sketch?
    Name:  30s.jpg
Views: 1742
Size:  364.7 KB
    Thanks!


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario
    Posts
    3,339
    Thanks
    293
    Thanked 1,263 Times in 1,004 Posts
    All her weight is on her left leg, which means her right leg will drop, and, because the way hips and rib cage join the spine, her left shoulder will drop. This is supposed to give a nice flow to the pose (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contrapposto)
    Grinnikend door het leven...

    Sketchbook Blog

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to eezacque For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    unknown
    Posts
    869
    Thanks
    88
    Thanked 485 Times in 390 Posts
    Nice! I would probably draw the gesture over it again and really figure out how each part is moving and relates to the others. But I think this pose definitely has some readable weight and gesture.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to JoeCowan For This Useful Post:


  7. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2018
    Location
    Brazil
    Posts
    322
    Thanks
    132
    Thanked 166 Times in 136 Posts
    Just making it a bit better to read the form and, consequently, the weight and balance.
    Name:  30s.jpg
Views: 955
Size:  25.8 KB
    I can see the weight, but there's something wrong with the balance. On this smaller pic I can clearly see her left should should be lower than her right one. Remember that, in order to keep the balance, if one leg is higher, the opposite shoulder should also be higher.

    And it might read as nitpicking, but it really helps to shrink the image and lose details to see this kind of stuff.
    "There're no lines in real life" / Is this a sketchbook? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to pilgo For This Useful Post:


Similar Threads

  1. Weight & Balance in the human figure
    By Xeon_OND in forum Art Discussions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: August 22nd, 2010, 06:18 AM
  2. Art: weight concept
    By Ivan.R in forum Fine Art
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: September 27th, 2006, 10:18 AM
  3. Art: Line weight
    By Returner in forum Fine Art
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: September 13th, 2005, 09:13 PM
  4. Art: Weight of life
    By Veritasx53 in forum Finished Art
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: March 9th, 2004, 01:02 AM
  5. Line weight
    By sin in forum Art Critique Center
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: March 28th, 2003, 02:17 PM

Members who have read this thread: 41

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Designed by The Coldest Water, we build the coldest best water bottles, ice packs and best pillows.