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    Hi. This is a little something I'm working on. It's an illustration for a book jacket. The problem that I'm having is that I cannot place his friggin left hand. He is supposed to be looking forward to a remote destination (you know, the cliché position). Any help, reference, advice, whatever, will be apreciated.
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    You should do some studies of a figure in that general position. A few studies would do but if you really want to nail it, do at least 500000.
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    His hand? work on the rest of his body first.
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    Melanchonlie - thanks, I couldn't find the right terms to get results from google (english is not my mother tongue). This helps a lot.

    Right now I'm on the composition phase of the illustration, so once I find the one I like the most I'll shoot some exact photo references and work on the anatomical issues.

    Thank you all. Stay tuned for changes.
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    So, here's the new layout. Ok, I admit it looks a bit messy , but try to ignore all my doodling and tell me what you think.
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    You need to work on his anatomy more.

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    esotareq - Perhaps you could tell me, if not exactly at least roughly, in wich way I need to work on his anatomy, because your comment isn't exactly constructive.
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    Both of his arms are too short, especially the raised one. Since you've done this in both versions it's probably something you need to conciously work on relearning.
    Otherwise the new version is a large improvement.

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    Elwell - yep, I'm aware of that, but I'm having a hard time trying to fix that (in general I mean, not just in this one). When I'm doing studies I get good results, but as soon as I get sketching or drawing semi-referenced, I start to have issues, especially with arms and legs (uh, I really suck at drawing legs). And the viewpoint I've chosen isn't making things easier.

    Thansk for the advice, I'll work into that.
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    In addition to being too short, his right arm is unusually curved. His humerous would be bent like a bow.
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    A little update. Fixed his anatomy, started to define his armor, and I don't know WTF I'm gonna do with that background.
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    Ok, little update.
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