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Sammacha
07-11-2014, 02:29 AM
Hey guys, I know its in my sketchbook but I thought maybe I could get a real opinion here

even if i dont keep the fan on the character I would like to know what I am doing wrong.
i feel like the hand is a bit off, but I am not sure why.
Maybe the angle? or where I have placed the joint?

Feel free to crit anything, but I would really like some help on the hand D:

I would love some opinions/help on this one please and thank you :3

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Hewge
07-11-2014, 06:26 AM
You should do a thorough proportion check. If you imagine her standing straight(or even just use a red line to check sizes), it seems like her arms are way shorter than they should be in comparison to her body. So it may not be her actual hand that's the problem, but other proportions just making it seem off.

Her hand looks okay to me, other than maybe that there's not a lot of definition between wrist and forearm.

Sometimes if you think something looks off, you could try just making the pose yourself IRL and see how it feels. If it feels uncomfortable and forced to you, then there's a good chance that off/uncomfortable feeling can translate into a drawing too. Also use a mirror to see the angles and how the body is working to make such actions. xP

Or at least, that's what I do and it helps sometimes.

Sammacha
07-11-2014, 01:41 PM
You should do a thorough proportion check. If you imagine her standing straight(or even just use a red line to check sizes), it seems like her arms are way shorter than they should be in comparison to her body. So it may not be her actual hand that's the problem, but other proportions just making it seem off.

Her hand looks okay to me, other than maybe that there's not a lot of definition between wrist and forearm.

Sometimes if you think something looks off, you could try just making the pose yourself IRL and see how it feels. If it feels uncomfortable and forced to you, then there's a good chance that off/uncomfortable feeling can translate into a drawing too. Also use a mirror to see the angles and how the body is working to make such actions. xP

Or at least, that's what I do and it helps sometimes.

I tried doing it in the mirror, it feels ok to me (Thats just how I hold a fan I guess!). I think the only uncomfortableness is felt in my feet, damn 6" heels xD

I feel that I have drawn the angle wrong maybe?

Hmm not sure about the proportions, I will have to try that out when I get home. I used a ref pic for the old old drawing, so I used my old pic as a ref, I wonder If I can find that older photo ref I used before....
I will try as you say and double check the proportions while she is standing.
thanks for that, hadn't thought if it myself.

Sammacha
07-12-2014, 06:53 PM
I changed up the proportionshttps://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10534735_827646707253206_7273291182504082893_n.jpg , so I am wondering if this is any better looking ~

Antumbra
07-13-2014, 04:46 PM
I think that looks much better. The arm doesn't look as compact as before and the slight angle of the fan makes it look more natural as well.

Sammacha
07-14-2014, 01:05 AM
Thanks Antumbra, I think maybe I had her too bent over or something?

Thanks hewge for the advice on re-doing her with the proportions thing. I didn't exactly draw her standing but I did re measure everything :)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t1.0-9/10533325_828408983843645_8864526404463214143_n.jpg