Sorry about the misunderstanding.
I'm hoping the link works - this is the first piece of artwork I've posted on this website. The minotaur has a big lioncloth on so I'm not sure of abs and pecs being visible is really counted as nudity so I thought I'd post a link to the image just to be safe. So, constructive criticism obviously being openly welcomed (and besides the leg with the square around it being totally wrong) anyone have any thoughts?
I would say thanks for the tip, but I already knew that. Did you happen to read my post? I posted the link on purpose, cuz I didnt want a mod or someone telling me I should've used a link because the minotaur has only a lioncloth and no shirt. He's topless and I'm not sure if that was really counted as nudity or not.
If the goal is to try and make the head look bull-like, the least you could do is reference an actual bull.
References are not bad, and if you're on the 'net, you have access to literally millions of references, from the human body to the head of a bull, to loincloths and what they look like on a human body, to horsey legs. It's all there for you to use.
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Yeah I should've definitely used a bull's head for a reference, I think I just got lazy because I was more concerned with the pose, and how everything should look rather than the actual head. When I started this drawing, I had to change some stuff around because I got off to a bad start. Any criticism's on the muscles or the pose or anything?
to be honest this really looks like a sketch to me. You should sit down and really take some time to add detail and use proper anatomy. I wont touch on the head or the leg. I will only say that the pencils seem very unsteady and the figure appears a little too simplistic. Hope that helps
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It's honestly not a bad effort at all. Obviously you did have some trouble with the leg anatomy, and that's understandable given the uniqueness of the piece. Still, you should seek out some anatomy reference for both humans and bulls--both would be of benefit to you here.
Some art books might also prove helpful to you in regards to human anatomy, proportion and so forth. One of the best books on the market today is Jack Hamm's DRAWING THE HEAD AND FIGURE. This is a paperback book you can buy at any good bookstore for $12! It has a WEALTH of information, so you're $12 investment will pay off in no time at all. It covers the ins and outs of human anatomy, proportion, and goes into things like clothing and drapery as well.
Another great book--this one on drawing animals--is Ken Hultgren's THE ART OF ANIMAL DRAWING (CONSTRUCTION, ACTION ANALYSIS, CARICATURE). This paperback book is only $9, and covers a lot of grown that other how-to draw animal books do not.
Both books are worth every penny (I wouldn't recommend them if they weren't) and are available to order from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and all major book sellers. Check them out. They might not teach modern styles or anything like that, but they certainly teach you the basics and the necessities of drawing, IMO.
Hope that's helpful,
I wouldn't be able to help you without permission to do a gesture sketch over. It would take me far less time and produce far more efficient results than words.