|9 Sep 2005|| Tenebris <tenebris@gma...com|
Bear in mind that these comments come from an only middling artist -- as well you know! and from my own experience I utterly, utterly agree with Dawn's comment that this is among the most difficult poses you could have chosen. Mostly, you pulled it off. Yet something about the legs/buttocks was bothering me, and Dawn's analysis lets me understand a part of it. Upper body suggests sitting up straight, if slightly twisted toward the right, with her weight on her right arm and her buttocks back against the edge of the fur. The lie of the fur in the unseen buttocks area suggests a twist toward the right. The lower body/legs again suggest the twist toward the left, but such as to create a strong slouch: bringing the buttocks far forward, almost to the other edge of the fur. This (to me) creates an uncomfortable illusion where I have to force myself to choose a given leg as being in front, per the stairs going up/going down illusion. The shading nicely identifies which is which (nice arch work); but independent of shading, it almost feels more comfortable to see the front leg as being behind. Finally, the right leg is clearly longer than the left leg, in a way perspective cannot account for. I admit a strong partiality toward your pencil sketches: and for this picture I would have been curious to see the rough blocking work, before the fur was thrown overtop.
|9 Sep 2005|| Dawn D Davidson|
Ain't Painter fun!! I love the blending effects you've put to use; nice flesh tones and the highlights in her hair are vibrant. The fur has a lot of nice texture, and has realistic draping. <br><br> Ok, now. This is a very difficult pose. You've almost got it, but basically you have to go in one direction or another. I notice you have her shoulder pushed up as though she's putting weight on that arm. Thing is, if that were the case, she would have to be reclining back on it a little bit more. Try it. If you sit up as straight as she's doing, and then push your shoulder up, your hand won't reach the floor (which is why in this, her arm looks too long - if I cut if off and put it next to her, it would be as long as her leg.) So: either have her lean back further and keep the weight on, or drop that shoulder so she can reach the floor in this position.
|2 Dec 2008|| Michael pixiepie john|
lovely skin tones and highlights