F87 wrote: »
Alright! Thanks guys.
I pm'd Iruka to talk about the character some. She gave me some sound advice and a good reference for a pose. I've started the new version and I need more feedback!
The bending leg is giving me trouble, but overall I think the design seems more like a soldier and is more believable. I want her to have a heavy weapon, but I'm not sure of the weight distribution. Maybe I should lose the bag and move the weapon to the other hand. What do you guys think? Also, are her proportions correct? I've been too focused on the design I think.
When I started over, I kept thinking of a soldier walking through a battlefield, almost calmly, just attacking. I went with that for the pose, which gave her reason to have guns drawn. She has little regard for her own life, or maybe just too confident.
F87 wrote: »
One of the most common critiques I received at a workshop, was that it wasn't completely obvious who my characters where. If I can overcome that and show it in my portfolio, I will feel a lot more confident about my art.
Not to mention, it's something you all have repeated multiple times to me. I absolutely mustn't forget how important body language/pose, functional design and character type/build are to the process.
Thank you PA! I'm going to try and spend a couple days on this soldier before I post again.