Taeshi, on 23 August 2012 - 11:21 PM, said:
That's a realllllyyyyy nice and lovely drawing, I especially love the pastel look to it (you really should candybooru all your BCB stuff including sketches, especially considering the state of Candybooru recently!! would be a nice thing to see!), HOWEVER:
One exercise I tend to commonly do with bent arms is to measure them relative to where they would land if they laid straight down. So like.. taking Mike's arm where it bends, and using my fingers to measure from the elbow to the hands.. and then seeing where it lands on the legs. I also use rulers or other little tools if I find my fingers too twitchy.
.. if you try that on your picture, you might notice a reallllllly glaring flaw, such as Mike's arm being shockingly long, it passes his knees!
It's just something to keep in mind :D Great otherwise!
Eeeee thank you so much! That was the exact look I was going for, so I'm happy that turned out okay! I'm going to try to upload a couple pictures to the Candybooru too.
That's also fantastic advice, I'll remember that now! I was having trouble positioning where Mike's arm was going to be placed on Sandy, and it just ended up being long and wonky. I think I've got a much better idea how to do that now! Again, thank you so much for the advice!
Rakshiv, on 23 August 2012 - 11:30 PM, said:
Taeshi raises a very good point, and a good solution! Another thing to keep in mind is that elbows tend to rest in line with the middle of the body, while Mike's elbow, if it were hanging down, is in line with his hips. Forearms are more or less the same length as from shoulder to elbow, so don't be afraid to do some measuring. Aha, I'm almost always caught with my hands right up to the screen measuring proportions, myself.
I like how your work has progressed since I first started watching you. Very nice. <3
Oh my gosh thank you for the advice Rakshiv
I'm gonna experiment around with this now, maybe I'll be able to get it right the second time haha! Or at least improve. C: