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05 May 2003, 03:58 PM
Hi....this is just a sketch. I would appreciate any crits on anatomy or anything else:D The background is still to come:wip:

05 May 2003, 04:40 PM
Hi sheep, how are you? :wavey:

Crit? Put his ear a little lower and the line of his jaw (under the ear) a bit foreward. Face is okay, hand is perfect, although a little bit small.

Are you gonna color this?
Cheers jeroentje

05 May 2003, 07:56 PM
Curious character, that smile is charm and amiable :D
reminds me that personage of that @#!&%ble movie "Gangs of New York"

I think the neck is too long, the cloth lapel should get higher, i mean, the head should be lower. The cane is bend, and the top hat would look better taller, more exaggerated.

I like the three eyed horse head, like that fish from The Simpsons.

05 May 2003, 11:07 PM
Thanx for the replies!:D

Jeroentje: Hi! I'm well..yourself? Thanks for the crits-very helpful. I will get around to coloring it, I'm going to try to work on a background first though:beer:

Pancreas-lol...I take it you didn't like "gangs of new york":D Actually, I was trying to make the character look sinister...which I don't think is happening at the moment. Thanks for the crits-also really helpful. The three eyed creature is supposed to be a pig...guess I need to work on that more.:wip:

05 May 2003, 02:50 AM
I updated the original sketch, so hopefully most of the problems have been corrected...though any additional c&c is welcome:wip:

05 May 2003, 05:00 AM
Looking good wildsheepchase :thumbsup:

I think the neck still looks long. Bring the shoulders up more (like half the width of his hand) and it'll be ok. I'd also work that expression a bit more. He doesn't look sinister at all to me. He looks more like he's in the middle of a nervous laugh. The upturn on the eyebrows in the center is probably contributing to this.

The top of his cane does look like a horse. It's the nose that's wrong ... reference image (

Finally, I think putting the other hand on the cane also might seem more sinister. Like he's getting ready to hit you with it. :D

Looking forward to seeing this in color. :wip:

05 May 2003, 05:29 AM
Thanks Kirt! Yeah, I'm having a hard time with the expression on this one...he looks kind like the wimpiest guy on the planet, instead of mysterious and sinister like I had intended:shrug: :D
Thanks for the pig ref...that should help:beer:

05 May 2003, 04:00 AM
I like it a lot! Here are some suggestions:

1. Tilt the head or somehow break the pose. Nothing says normal guy like a totally erect head/spinal column.
2. Exaggerated big eye/sleepy eye. I would lift his left eyebrow up (arching it) and tilt the head a little to flow with the motion of the eyebrow. Shrink the other eye down to a real tight squint.
3. Maybe shift things over a bit so that he's more central in the composition?
4. I can't explain this suggestion, but I think you should put his right hand/arm in the picture holding a snuff box.

Lay down the boogie!

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