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Old 06-02-2014, 01:37 AM   #1
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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.

Critiques?

 
Old 07-01-2014, 06:23 AM   #2
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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.
 
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