People, feel free to crit away! This is for learning here... and as you can see, we need all the help you can give. lol
One standing male character, arms relaxed to the side drawn from four points of view.
1. Straight on frontal
2. 45 degree frontal
3. Straight on Side
4. Straight on back
The focus of this exercise is getting all the bulgy bits in all the right places so keep clothing to a minimum or skin tight. Also remember that you'll have to maintain a likeness for the face in the first three views.
There are only two kinds of artists: Bad artists and bad artists who refuse to quit.
Middle Weight Wins:8 Losses:6 KO:5
First off I'd like to thank Sketchbook for coming up with the idea(s) for the two streetfights in which we are drawing things like turn-around-views to improve upon anatomy-drawing and facial expressions. I have done model-sheets before, but nothing really exactly like this, and it was more difficult than it appears to be at first glance ! Also thanks to DFBovey for coming up with or bringing back the Coach's Corner type competitions to PUMMEL. Hopefully these will continue, with success, in the future. Here's a couple quick-shot-crits, and I might come back with more later :
@SCMarooney: uggh, truly execrable! What's with the legs, (and everything else) on that 3/4 view?! You, sir, are an embarrasment to monkey's holding pencils everywhere. Hack.
@Juggertha: Nice job on the Hulk turnarounds! It's the most polished of the 4 entries. I dig it overall. My only comment is that it's hard to judge anatomy, per se, on a character like the Hulk who is already massively exaggerrated ! (Of course that might just be my jealousy as a fellow competitor for not thinking to do the Hulk myself !)
@Sketchbook: I really like the toned-paper look and the slimmer, less baloony-type muscles. You managed to make him look strong without resorting to Mr. Universe proportions! I also like the white pencil highlights. I feel like his right shoulder might be a bit too far forward in the 3/4 view, though.
@AJKarp: I like that first figure, he looks like a regular guy that you wouldn't want to meet up with in a dark alley. The 3/4 view is also looking pretty good, but the 3rd and 4th figures still need a bit more polish.
SCMarooney: Good piece, Technicals are good, anatomy is solid. I'll nitpick the front view's hand as not being very comfortable looking and the 3/4's feet as not angling out enough, but that's nit-picking . The character holds through each angle... the problem I have is that the challenge called for "arms at side"... I don't want to sound like Dr.whazitsname who insults everyone.
Juggs: Easily the most polished piece of the group. There just is no "relaxed" for Hulk, is there? my Nitpick is on the skeletal ulna and radius... toothpicks on Hulk?!? "His weakness is his forearms... just use chopsticks, grab his forearm and twist. SNAP!" o.O
Sketchbook: This is a good piece as well, I love the highlights! His 3/4 has some torso problems, especially with the far arm. The character holds true through all four pictures, that's good. His crotch changes sizes though between front and 3/4 and his chin is a little distorted in the 3/4. The front and back are the best pieces, there are anatomy problems with the 3/4 and the side is solid.
AJ: Your guy activated his cloaking device as he turned around, didn't he? I love the shading on the front pic, I really wish it could have been continued! The anatomy problems here are pretty heavy (Sorry man!): He's only 5/5.5 heads tall, for one, which is making him look "Stocky" and short. Generally the hands end mid-thigh and yours end a little high (They get higher as the character rotates). He's okay from head to crotch, but he's short on legs. It's your extremities that got ya! Legs are generally longer than the torso, they have almost half of our mass. As your character turns, his spine doesn't describe an "S" curve, he looks like he has scoliosis, his neck is rigid and almost looks like he is in pain. The arms are flat to the body line and don't look very relaxed. The side view of the character's head is larger than the front and 3/4.
I went with Juggertha for Anatomy.
This was an awesome challenge! I hope someone does this again when I'm NOT slammed
I am having a hard time deciding. They are all markedly better than anything I could whip up.
I guess for now I will just share my only real sentiment. To ALL OF YOU. Thank you for not adding peckers to these fellas.
And with that I bid thee, Good Night.
SCMarooney - I voted for you, It was the closest to accurate in my opinion. The front view right arm could have been longer and some definition on the back rear view would have been cool.
Juggertha - Everyone drew male anatomy except you, I get that you want to stand out but I don't think it was fair to everyone who drew the topic. Also The proportions on your Hulk are off, the waist is way too thin, no crotch, no knee's but we can see the patella's, the skeletal structure is wrong you have his thigh bones connecting into his spine and some of the bones were too small or thin for his size. I did like the back muscles.
Sketchbook - Very nice and consistent anatomy, but the proportions are off, I think if you worked on your proportions you would nail it. Also some of the musculature you drew was too defined on the back, looked like the skin was removed.
AJKarp - You started out strong and then trailed off. The legs were too short for the torso, basically proportion control is needed. Keep it going.