Heat Guy J
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Yeah- rendering does help shape the face a lot more :) I did a David Tennant picture a while ago that looked nothing like him till I rendered him a little. Harsh lines isn't something the eyes and mind is use to seeing, even on an aged person.
Yeah- I got only half the story of it right though I notice now XD This is what happens when I take a nap and re look at things. The rehash you did on the suit is much better, but I realise now what was bugging me about the arch his body makes. It wasn't the arch it's self like I thought it was, it's the positioning of the load bearing foot that bugged me.
Now, I'm just scribbling together a redline crit here so the body is going to be wrong but bear with me
See how I have a large dot on his head? That is approx where the body takes it's balance readings from (the location is somewhere between the ears, which ends up being the top of the neck around the Foramen magnum- the big hole in your head the spine goes to). I'm not sure of the exact location on your drawing as he's more bear than how I draw my men, so I'm not familiar.
Assuming that gravity goes straight down on this, you draw a line straight down from here. Now, I deliberated for a moment wondering if my crit was correct cause it's correct if he has a load bearing leg, but not if he evenly distributes the weight between two legs. His legs are wider apart in this, so I assume that one leg is getting more weight than the other. My crit isn't entirely accurate. Posemaniacs has a better render of the pose than I do
, but the why of that pose is there. The evenly distributed version of the pose is this
He could have either pose- up to you. Your pose is a combo of both of these poses though. In the even weight pose, the gravity line goes in the middle of the two legs. I don't know how accurate I am here (It was an after thought checking posemaniacs. Should've gone there first), but that's sadly my only crit for you, hon :( It's only pencil stage so there's not alot to say. I hope I helped :)
Thanks. I think that will be useful advice for posing characters just standing around. Oddly, I have no problems with the really dynamic poses with weird perspective issues, but when it comes to the more static ones, my brain hiccups on it and everything looks wrong. I blame that partly on not drawing the lower body as often as I draw the upper part, and just not doing enough of the characters just standing there. Weird, because I probably should have just been practicing static poses before moving onto the more dynamic ones. As for where his spine starts, I think you have it about right, although I'd be tempted to move it higher just a bit. But that's probably not a big deal, as I can see what you're getting at now. I still think the position you're suggesting looks better, and I always have trouble when I get to that part, probably because it doesn't look right right away (I have to refrain from editing too often...). So I went and changed it, and I think I like it better now.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v405/ ... a_WIP3.jpg
Do take Gregory if you can :) I considered going after him, but I'd rather you drew him since aged men is your thing. I mean, Robert Hammond is older, but my version of him doesn't really have the same old feel your men do :) It's my art style. IT leans to middle aged men, not older than that men :) I did consider taking him. I would if you don't want him. There's alot of characters I'd like to draw. I had an idea for Viola at the time, that's why I chose her (Plus I was drawing her a bit at the time)
Ja, I tend to prefer drawing men that are middle aged or older. So long as they have some semblance of wrinkles on their faces, then it gets interesting. For this project, it's probably not an issue, considering a lot of the minor characters are around that age range, and a lot of other people wouldn't express an interest in drawing them. Except maybe Gant, I suppose.
Pauca sed matura.