CGTalk > WIP > WIP/Critique: 2D
Login register
reply share thread « Previous Thread | Next Thread »  
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-02-2014, 01:37 AM   #1
New Member
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 1
Giant Terrorizing Town

Dude with big head and really long right forearm that I just noticed.

I don't really have the visual library to do any meaningful details in the buildings and debris, but I feel like I got the feeling right.


Old 07-01-2014, 06:23 AM   #2
Pragmatic Dreamer
Lunatique's Avatar
CGTalk Forum Leader
Robert Chang
Lincoln, USA
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 8,852

If you find your visual library/memory not adequate, then the solution is to do some research. Did you try to research architecture that's similar to the culture/time period/style you're trying to depict?

The proportions are off, as you already know. Do you want him to have fairly normal proportions? The best solution is to shoot your own references. You can control the lighting of your reference photos with household lamps, and you can pose yourself with a tripod and mirror, or have family/friends pose for you while you direct them to get the facial expression and body language right.

The red figure directly under the giant's foot is not a good placement for composition. Generally speaking, you don't want to line up elements perfectly like that and create unintentional visual tangents. Also, with both the giant and the red figure placed at the center, the composition feels a bit too symmetrical and it's better to force the viewer's eyes to travel a bit by offsetting them. That will also achieve a more interesting balance.
reply share thread

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Society of Digital Artists

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 08:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.