At 8/18/11 06:56 PM, mega-supreme wrote:
mark 1.1, i think that's about right.
Thats much better. He doesn't look like he would be in so much pain now.
Now, though He looks a little like a batter just about to take a swing. Although you can use that pose to your advantage if you want.
By adding more twist to the torso, or by curving the spine back a little more will add some more dynamic to this.
Adding twist is a bit difficult, I have issues with it all the time. But with some practice you should be able to do it much easier.
If you are having trouble with a pose in the future, get up and try out the pose for yourself if possible. If you have a large mirror, do it in front of that and be sure to watch the way your body moves. Also, don't forget to look up reference if you can. As with both methods I have presented here, the core concept is that if you can see it, it is usually easier to accomplish in your work.
As you grow as an artist, and years down the road, you will rely on your experience more than reference. So keep practicing.