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08 August 2010, 02:51 AM
Here is my current personal project that I am working on for my new portfolio. I really love the concept and how everything is turning out so far. I also posted this on the 3D still forum and I thought it would be a good idea to post here as well.

At this stage I have been focusing on anatomy and I was hoping that I could get some crits on it. I havent applied any detail or asymmetry to it yet and I am going to start retopologizing tonight. I feel like some problem areas are some of the basic proportions, the scapula and neck, the torso around the ribs, and the quads and hamstrings.

If anyone is willing to do a quick paint over in photoshop that would be unbelievable!

I will also attach my concept sketch so you can see where I am going with this project.

I appreciate everyones time and thoughts. Thank you all so much

08 August 2010, 01:52 PM
Hey jalbrecht!

Cool model!
Why havent you got any replies yet? I'll tell you why. The model is very good but it is off by a teeny weeny bit from being attractive and expressive. You are at the most difficult stage, which is great and very frustrating. I've been doing this for years and anatomy is my biggest challenge. Going from having everything in the right place to making a sculpt that sings is huge,.. and I am still searching for myself.

The legs, feet, ribcage and face are all good, just not attractive. The changes are so small but the gap is big in achieving them. When you make a character you need all the power you have in your toolbox to tell the story. Check out some of these links:

It has nothing to do with big tits and arse, it is way more difficult than that. You have worked hard to get so far, that is easy to see. Keep going and concentrate now on expression.

With the model, well done man!

08 August 2010, 04:48 AM
Kanga thank you for looking at my work and responding. I checked out those links and was extremely impressed. I love exploring new artwork and artists. I am going to try to apply more attractiveness to my future sculpts.

I have been working on the pose and did a lot of re-sculpting after it was posed. The thing I am really focusing on now is rhythm and gesture. I love the gesture of the pose from the front and back but I feel that the side views are weak. Let me know what you guys think.

Thanks for your time

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