Help with first possible base set?

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Help with first possible base set?

Post by Spyder » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:33 am

Sooo.... Being bored at work, in an empty office has its benefits. It means i can draw! Wahoo!...

At least, until I start feverishly trying to find a base I like that I can edit to my sort of style... And cant find one that appeases me. So then I try drawing one from scratch... aaaand I think then WHYGODOHWHYDIDITRYTHIS?!!???

As you can see, I've started with the heads - Really rather pleased with these, quite content to leave them as is. What I'm having issues with is that now I've started the poses for the chap, annnnd.... I think somethings off. Cant put my finger on it yet, but there something. I've worked hard on the hands, and quite pleased with them, quite pleased with the general range of poses-ish... I think it might be the proportions that are throwing me but then I'm also editng those as I go. Can you help spot something?

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So yeah... Comments? Crits? Please?
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Re: Help with first possible base set?

Post by Aetha » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:37 am

The faces look pretty good so far, and I like your poses, but yes, the proportions do seem to be a bit off. I think the legs need to be thicker in order to match the size of the upper bodies, and maybe even a bit longer. Alternatively, you could reduce the upper body. Another thing is the length of the arms - they seem too short in a few of the poses. I'm guessing that you intended to show some bending at the elbow, which would bring up the level of the hands, but it's a bit much. From right to left, the length of the arm in pose 2 looks pretty good, but the arms on pose 4 need to be lengthened.

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Re: Help with first possible base set?

Post by Spyder » Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:48 am

You know, I was thinking that not long after posting. Attempting to rescale the arms a little lated. As for the legs, I see what you mean. Once you mentioned it however, it's now screaming at me to fix them in terms of the width. Gotta check length too, but I'm sure that's probably one of the least faulty parts. Still. Thankings you! *hug*
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Re: Help with first possible base set?

Post by OKami_hu » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:15 pm

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Tried to tweak the shouder/chest area a little as they seemed a touch too narow. Also he's got a few pixels of extra height.

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Re: Help with first possible base set?

Post by Spyder » Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:09 am

I am LOVING the shoulder tweak!

I've been working on him (again) and he's now taller and i think more proportioned, but having seen the shoulder tweak I'm going to have to edit again. Just because that is a gorgeous manly shoulderness sitting right there...

Anyhoo, my editing has led to height! and longer arms. I think. The crossed arms sulky-esque pose is the only one left unedited should you wish to see height difference.

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Re: Help with first possible base set?

Post by OKami_hu » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:22 pm

Sure-sure, take it. XD

Also, lower the crotch by some five pixels on the forward facing poses. Compare it to the turned ones, the crotch's height is very different! (the crotch usually aligns with the wrists)

Don't forget about the legs either, the thighs need a little width, and the calves could be more curvy. It sounds surprising, but really nice male legs have curves, too!

The feet could use a makeover, but I'm not very good with them, either. >> But If you don't mind me butting in, I could try to help with further tweaks. (Possibly with some bonus head edits, too, because I took a liking to doing alternate heads/faces. =3 )
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Re: Help with first possible base set?

Post by Spyder » Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:13 pm

Sure! I'm very open to that... Feet and hands are my downfall u_u It took me like 2 hours to draw the thumbs up hand - eek!

Again, now its been pointed out, the crotch area is now glaringly obvious! I need to start noticing these things for myself. Still, it all adds up in the long run to a (hopefully) better base. At least I have something to work with =D

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Re: Help with first possible base set?

Post by OKami_hu » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:11 pm

Some heads. XD

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Bottom row first three are actually specific characters I now intend to do on this base, but I don't mind anybody using them. ^^

I'm having way too much fun with this. XD
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Re: Help with first possible base set?

Post by Spyder » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:22 am

haha awesome! Hon, I'm LOVING the middle head on the bottom row! I need to get back to these. Real life has whisked me away from them :(
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Re: Help with first possible base set?

Post by OKami_hu » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:33 am

Lalala, don't mind me...

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Just leaving this here, lalala~ ^^
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Re: Help with first possible base set?

Post by Spyder » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:35 am

Teehee, perfectly fine. I swaer I am working on the chaps. Just very slowly. Veeeeeery slowly.
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Post by OKami_hu » Sun May 13, 2012 6:31 pm

*obsessively bumps it back from the pit*
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Post by Spyder » Mon May 14, 2012 3:58 am

>_> They're lurking at the very back of the queue at the moment... Pageantry fever has kinda taken over D=
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Re: Help with first possible base set?

Post by OKami_hu » Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:44 pm

*screams into the void* NOTICE ME SEMPAI!!

Srsly, if you see this, Spyder, message me at ladyokami@yahoo.com, I want to adopt this base.
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