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Are we still alive here? [Jun. 7th, 2007|11:59 pm]
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I hope so ^_^

It's been quiet here for quite a while, so I'm breaking the silence! You need to be kept on your toes ;)

I am working on trying to better myself as an artist and right now i really want to work on perspective and foreshortening. It's always been a bit of a weak point and so I guess I've been a little afraid to portray it in most of my works.

Im working on trying to change that in my current piece.

If any one could help me that would be great. Anything look wrong, please tell me. I am happy to take any helpful pointers or tips.

Particularly if anyonw knows some good 'secrets' to doing perspective/foreshortening when you have a limited amount of workspace, as I do.

As always, Thank you very much ahead of time ^^

[User Picture]From: kokopellinelli
2007-06-08 02:53 am (UTC)
Very cool. I don't have any criticism, constructive or otherwise. I love the foreshortening. It's something I'm not good at myself. I love the near foot.
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[User Picture]From: ultraviolet
2007-06-08 01:19 pm (UTC)
Aw thank you :)
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[User Picture]From: violetice
2007-06-08 03:23 am (UTC)
Foreshortening always kicks my butt. It is hard to find good references for, and sometimes is just as hard to set up my digital camera in some way so I can take a picture of myself in some crazy pose for reference. Occasionally I get lucky looking through the stock photo section of deviant art.

But, anyway, your drawing. It is awesome. The only thing that bothers me is the arm/hands. I see you're doing a bit exaggerated perspective, so you have the closer hand bigger than the other. However, both the arms are the same size. I would suggest either making the closer forearm a tad bigger, or making the closer hand a tad smaller.

Aside from that, I can find no fault with what you have so far. Good luck finishing it!
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[User Picture]From: ultraviolet
2007-06-08 01:20 pm (UTC)
Well tits faceing more towards the viewer and less side-on than the other arm. But I'll fiddle with it and see what I can do ^_^

Thanks for the input, it's very much appreciated.
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[User Picture]From: psistorm04
2007-06-08 02:28 pm (UTC)
ohhhh! nice to see you doing artsy stuff again! *squish hug*
as for the crits you asked about: Im not entirely sure the arm on the right side (aka his left arm) is entirely correct, it looks as if the angle is too upwards, if you get what I mean :3
apart from that, very very nice so far :D - maybe someone more skilled can give you better pointers, too :o
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[User Picture]From: skyealloway
2007-06-08 05:58 pm (UTC)
i think it all looks correct, except the wings don't fit with the prespective imposed on the rest of the body, compared to each other.

i really dont have any suggestions on prespective thou, sorries :P
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