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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #390 on: March 04, 2014, 05:04:39 pm
Nice work Vagrant, some thoughts on the body:

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #391 on: March 04, 2014, 06:09:27 pm
My amateur opinion is that Vagrant's version looks like she's cautiously moving forward with a gun, whereas Wolfenoctis' version looks like she's standing confidently, observing something. Of course, the facial expression certainly contributes to my impression, but it seems reflected in the different pose as Vagrant's model is holding a weapon in front of her, shoulders facing more towards the viewer and her right knee is pointing in the same direction as she's holding the weapon, which gives a sense of direction. Wolfenoctis' version has the hand over the opposite thigh, and both her shoulders and her knees are facing in the same direction as she's facing. She looks more static.

I'm probably wrong about this, or perhaps it was a conscious decision on your part, but I'm not sure that the edit reflects what Vagrant was trying to accomplish. Maybe you just wanted to show a different pose, but I thought I would point this out, just in case.

Incidentally, I liked the broad shoulders of the original. She looked like a beautiful, powerful and strong Scandinavian woman. Now she's more petite and French-looking. There's no love for the plus size women in computer games these days  ;D

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #392 on: March 04, 2014, 06:54:36 pm
My edit is soley made to illustrate what I think are the anatomical and proportional errors in the original, I wasn't trying to make any suggestion as to the feel of the character, just the body itself and its proportions. I don't know what Vagrant's intent with the character is, also technically my edit has more muscle mass and wider shoulders, I think its just the hair makes the head look bigger.  ;D

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #393 on: March 04, 2014, 08:28:34 pm
Interesting perspective there Wolfe. I'll study it thoroughly.

Also, forgive me Cels.. The intention was no doubt to go petite French-like, since this is precisely the style I want reflected in the steampunk environment. As well as British likenesses, no doubt.

There could be exceptions, and no doubt some strong women types, but we'll see as the months roll by. There'll be plenty of these coming all the time, and even more so when actual development begins early 2015~


The full-body poses might be used for character dialogue, and/or character customization screens. Think Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance style for dialogue, or like Cyangmou's recent gothic dieselpunk mock-ups. Maybe we'll use the top part of the figures only, like in Final Fantasy Tactics. Just a face next to a textbox, but who knows.

Point being, they can be dynamic, but they don't have to. However it's an excellent practice, that can greatly enhance the character's personality. This is definetly the next step for me in regards to anatomy. Pose flavor.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #394 on: March 04, 2014, 10:18:48 pm
I like how Vagrant's version has the shoulders more twisted forward.. it adds a subtle flavor.
But her right arm; perhaps both arms, look a bit awkward. I would recommend re-gesture drawing them at this point.
Make both look more relaxed if you can.

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #395 on: March 04, 2014, 10:44:29 pm
@Wolfenoctis: It makes sense then! And spot on about the muscles / shoulders / hair  ;D

@ Vagrant: Well, I'm sad to hear that, but I was actually going to write "British" before I wrote "French", so I think you nailed the ethnicity at least!

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #396 on: March 06, 2014, 11:14:01 pm
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I could've stopped there and kept making the clothes, but.. Just for the sake of anatomy, I bettered this one. It's important, as I'll be doing so many more soon.

Now it's a scandinavian/british mix.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2014, 11:40:09 pm by Vagrant »

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #397 on: March 10, 2014, 08:10:32 am


Two more now

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #398 on: March 11, 2014, 09:15:52 pm
Crotch moustache FTW!  :lol:

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Re: Official Anatomy Thread

Reply #399 on: May 18, 2014, 11:55:05 pm
I assume this thread is still kickin', and hasn't been completely usurped by the Daily Sketch thread.
Here are some sketches from my figure drawing class. I try to go once a week. We start out with 1-2 minute poses, then move on to 15/20 minute poses later on.