July 26, 2017 3:16am
I'm totally not done sketching hands. I'm still planning on doing plenty of that, but I really wanted to give the hand a 3D shot. Here's what I did so far so please let me know what you think!
Addyson! Those hands are looking quite good man, nice work!! 😊
Would be helpful to see more views (from the side for example), but from what I can see, the top of the hand looks to be too flat. The hand slopes a bit on either side of the middle knuckle. Also, the hand looks a bit stiff and tensed.
I know fingers are pretty hard to sculpt, but they are not consistent throughout and a bit too pointy at the tips. But this will be an easy fix if you ever retopo :) Last thing I'll mention is the size of the wrinkles on the palm -- they are too wide IMO, try pinching them in a bit.
Even with all this said, very good work dude, keep this up I'm impressed! 😄
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like them! Also thank you for the great advice! I'll get to work on it and here are the side views!
Aah, I can now see a couple things. It varies from person to person, but the thumb generally is not longer than about halfway between the first and second knuckles of the index finger, so you may need to shorten it a bit (or lengthen the other 4 fingers).
Also, consider whether the hand you're making is a male or female hand. Right now, it looks like it could be a male hand...? Maybe. Not sure (maybe it's just me). Because he fingers are fairly long and slender (female characteristic). On the other hand, the bone of the outside of the wrist is quite protruding and the hand is rather bony and tendon-y overall, and the palm is too large for a female hand. (Women have longer fingers, smaller palms; men have shorter and thicker fingers and larger palms. As a general rule of thumb of course.)
A thing I forgot to mention (two actually), the point where the thumb and index connect is a little high (excuse the rough work I've done to your hand in the image below).
The other thing is that the pinkie is the runaway finger! It usually tends to be further from the rest of the fingers.
I've fixed a few things in the hand overall proportion-wise based on what I told you. Compare it to yours and you should be able to see what I'm talking about. (Notice that my hand is now looking more like a male hand IMO.)
Ok, that's all. I'll shut up now XD
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Working on a new character.
this is much improved about female anatomy...
keep going in this direction...
Hooray! 😄 Thank you!
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Today's character blocking progress.
Working on an octopus. I sculpted and retoped and then added a subsurface modifier. I'm working on adding the suction cups. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.
Octopus - (WIP)
Along with some clean up work I'm still trying to figure out the lighting for this. I'm just not feeling it yet.
Nice octopus! Here are a few images you could use as lighting inspiration (or even submit to the lighting challenge thread!):
What similarities do you notice about all the above?
Thank you very much! I love the lighting in the last picture and I would say that that would definitely be my goal. The shades of blue are awesome and I love that I can see the rays of light.
One similarity that I can see is that the main focus pops out of each image so that I notice them pretty much immediately.
I'll be sure to check out the lighting challenge.
If anyone would like to give some serious critique on this project, it would be much appreciated. I am working on cleaning it up right now so that I can do a print.
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