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So this is basically what will be a ref sheet. However, the creature does not feel as logical as it should, anatomically speaking. It seems to be particularly 'off' in the 3/4 view and is kind of messing with my head. I think it may be the perspective of the back legs, I tried flipping the image and they seemed to high. Any advice on how to fix this?
Redraw until it looks right? For some reason in the profile view his legs are positioned differently? In the 3/4 view his knees are not in the same location anatomically - draw a perspective line across his tos - then raise up to the far knee. Also make sure the wings read correctly - as far as number and far ones on far side. Cute critter though! Lhune is our dragon and animal anatomy expert so hopefully she'll pop in.
So here I am, haha. I can't resist a creature anatomy thread. On a first note; Hey Miki! Nice to see you here .
Jeff is right about the 3/4 view, you'll want to make sure that everything is properly aligned. I'll focus mostly on the anatomy, though. I decided to just draw you a paintover, I hope it helps (and I hope you can read my terrible digital handwriting).
Awesome post Lhune! But I'm surprised she didn't mention the wings. Right now, they're kindof ambiguous, does the creature have one set of wings in four parts, or four sets of wings?
Once you decide on that, you can decide how the wings/wingparts should join together and how they should join to the body.
Lhune! Long time no talk =) You are, yet again, an absolute legend for saving my life (well... my art) again! Your redlines are amazing, as usual. *hugs*
Whyatt, the wings are a bit of a problem with me, I've been considering losing them altogether because they have become something of a pain. =)
I thought of the wings as more of a design trait than actual wings, sorry. If you look at butterflies or dragonflies, you will find that the wings are at least a couple of times the size of their bodies, which is obviously not the case with this little guy. Being a vertebrate animal, he will probably be too heavy for that type of wing, too. Perhaps small bird wings or bat-like wings will look more convincing on him.
You're welcome Miki, happy to help .