At 7/30/11 04:45 PM, TheShreme wrote:
New Drawing. Tried to draw proportions, hands, and try to shade better.
First of all, I think it's great that you are trying to improve, wanting to get better is the first step to actually getting better. That said, you aren't really there yet proportion wise.
As other poeple suggested using a reference is a good idea; however, you need to know how to use it. When you look at a reference try to think in relative measures; shoulders on a woman are as wide as her hips, crotch is halfway between the ground and the top of the head, if your arms are hanging down your sides, the tips of your fingers reach to halfway your upper leg. There are plenty more of these rules, try to find them for yourself. When it comes to anatomy one of the best references you'll get is your own body. Try to attain the pose of your character, see if it is possible, look for relative measures.