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Zydala

Kisses for everyone!
hey welcome to the forums! :3

First off I'd like to say that I really love how you do all different body shapes! You have a good grip on that and I think your anthro characters are really cute!

things to look out for I think would be mostly focused on the lower half of the body - your ref sheet bat person has really bad bow-legs, and while I feel like maybe that was intentional (since bats have that and all) there's something that is telling me that she would be very unbalanced as a bipedal. Try moving up the knee joint a bit and see if that helps with balance.

On your second character I think the lower legs are a bit off again, mostly because I don't see the knee-joints or they kinda look painfully twisted in weird directions. I love her shoes though, that is a fantastic design.

Last but not least, I think some studies on breasts and boob tissue and how it acts on the body would help a lot; I kinda see balloons and not fat with weight.

http://aydengryphongirl.deviantart.com/art/How-to-Draw-Clothes-Over-Boobs-270477665

http://fuckyeahreferences.tumblr.com/post/25047372523/myshrinkingviolet-just-when-you-thought-you

Hope this is helpful!!
 

crankybat

angry flying rat
aw thanks!

yeah, i agree--drawing human anatomy, i tend to make very tiny ankles/wrists, and i think this is translating in a bad way to my anthro style. i'm somewhat new to drawing anthro legs in this way.
these are very helpful tutorials! ^^ thank you!
i made a new piece:
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/10920846/
CC on this would be awesome and much appreciated.

i think i'm still having the same problem with the legs--they just look flimsy somehow?
i'm looking in the stickies for leg tuts, if you have any good ones i would be super thankful if you threw them my way~ *0*;;
 

UnburntDaenerys

R'hllor Coaster
Your art is really adorable, and I love the way you draw bodies.

On breasts, an easy and quick measurement is that they don't start higher than the armpit, and the part connected to the pectoral muscle rarely goes below the elbow. Particularly large breasts may have the main portion sag below the elbow, but the "base" of the breast sits firmly on that pectoral. So, armpit to elbow.

One thing I noticed is that you tend to draw a very tiny jaw, to the point where there really isn't any room for muscle and bone. I did a quick paintover.

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The jaw is still small and dainty, but I gave her a mandible.

Try doing some skull studies, both of humans and animals. It helps make drawing faces a little less mysterious.
 

crankybat

angry flying rat
One thing I noticed is that you tend to draw a very tiny jaw, to the point where there really isn't any room for muscle and bone. I did a quick paintover.

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The jaw is still small and dainty, but I gave her a mandible.

Try doing some skull studies, both of humans and animals. It helps make drawing faces a little less mysterious.

haha, this is so true! *_* i hadn't recognized that before..
 

UnburntDaenerys

R'hllor Coaster
That's a really cute scene! I don't think people care about double posting in this section as long as you aren't bumping your thread without any new content.

Your values in this piece are kind of muddled. You've got some areas of good contrast (the areas around both characters's heads, between the flesh and the clothes) but your shadows are barely noticeable and other areas just lose definition because the values are too close.

I haven't changed anything in the painting itself, just made it grayscale and shrunk it.

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You can see how the clothes and the flesh kind of "melt" into the background.

This is a very common problem for artists. Here are some tutorials that I think are really helpful, also the book Color and Light by James Gurney is really great for stuff like this.

http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/search/label/Color%20and%20Light%20Book
http://fav.me/d4r8ecg
http://fav.me/d63xt9j
http://fav.me/d5pol2h <- Aquasixio has a lot of great tutorials!
http://fav.me/d52omh6 <- Other common mistakes
http://fav.me/d336xne <- Color Theory crash course.
 
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