At 11/2/12 02:23 PM, HiryuGouki wrote:
There! I drew an expressive pose for once. Happy now? I bet you are.
Here is a fun trick. When you have made an "expressive pose" remove the head. Is it the pose that is conveying the mood, or is it the head and face. Facial features are very powerful as far as dictating what mood a character is in. The eyebrows alone can completely alter the feeling of a character.
If you want the pose to show emotion however, if needs to be able to do so, independently, without relying on the head or face (the face mainly, the head position can also be a large part of the pose)
I quickly removed the head in your piece. Does this body language still read as dynamic and frightened without the tell-tale wide eyes, beads of sweat, and stuttering text?
Before you just jump to "yes" really ask yourself, "does it?"