by Akikoma, March 4th 2021 © 2021 Akikoma

Done as part of a 30 minute class.

My current goal is: Improve at correctly capturing the overall proportions of the human form

Nice to meet you. I'm participating from Japan. I would be very happy if you could give me a critique. I'm not very good at English, so I'm using translation software to write this text.

I may not be able to write a good reply, but if you give me a critique, I would like to refer to it.


In my opinion the proportions are very good, maybe the pose is a little forced, unless it is really a pose for a photo in which we are always in the correct position with our best aspect.
Why don't you risking more common movements, for example the lady with a basket in her hand? It would be necessary to control the proportion of the human body, but also the balance and the relationship of objects external to the person.
I also want to improve motion capture and this is one of the exercises that I have been doing.
But I really liked it, I could see a top model having a sunbath

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Elephant Fresh

Think about force and weight more in the pose of the drawing, it can make even a very inert pose more visually dynamic. Good resources for this would be the work of Glen Keane and Richard William's Animator's Survival Kit- even if you aren't an animator this is valuable stuff.

Another thing that could be beneficial is changing mediums, this is a very form and construction-centric drawing - it would be nice to see some primitive attempts at shading even for a very short pose. Henry Yan has an excellent book, his work revolves around different kinds of charcoal.

Polyvios Animations

Nice looking solid sketch of a pose, akikoma, that's very swell!

Again, if I was to suggest an improvement, it would be to caricature the feeling of the relaxing pose even more than futher. Why don't you please do 143 more minutes of 13 second warm-ups of figure drawings????????? (143 x 60/13, 8580/13=660 practice sketches of figures, all flipped horizontally, vertically, and/or all grayscaled)

Do you wanna know why???? It's because it can, it shall, and it will help you out on the basics of rendering fairly quickly than your usual. For further details on improvement of your skills, be sure to look up Daniel Coyle's The Little Book of Talent.

Plus that's not all!! It could be extremely and absolutely useful on making your lines, shapes and gestures even mostly boldest and confident.

My hat's off to you, and I hope you'll find it the most encouraging and the nicest.

Polyvios Animations.

P.S. Keep up the proportions and angles along. They're very loose and more appealing.

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