At 11/15/10 10:11 PM, Occluded wrote:
Green lines are my guess as to the original form before he exaggerated.
I actually bring it up here because I suddenly realized it's a valid discussion to have.
It is, and I find it awe inspiring how you can figure this shit out. It also brings up another point: traces don't have to be immediately similar to what they once were. Hell, this could have been a picture of a real woman that he traced the figure of, enhanced the boobs, tried to correct, and made into a sonicesque character.
The image does look extremely odd now that you've made points, and how realistic the body shape is (sans the torso shape and unnecessarily large breasts) just doesn't seem to fit the character depicted. It really looks like a trace, all things considered. Then there's the fact that he's a total asshole about it; he's defensive, and fits the point I made earlier about owning artwork.
I side with Occluded here.