Since it was Munday, I decided to do a small art reference project for myself. And then I decided to make it public with the following notes.
From Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
What NOT to do (front):
- Don’t chicken wing your arms! Although it might be easier to hold the rifle, you will make yourself a bigger target.
- Don’t close your one eye! You will lose your depth perception, which is crucial when you are on the move, or are trying to determine how far away your target is
- Don’t keep your legs haphazardly strewn about. You need to make sure you’re balanced!
What to do (front)
- Keep both eyes open
- Bend your elbows downwards and towards the ground to make yourself a smaller target
- Bend your knees to control the gun’s recoil + be ready to move.
What NOT to do (side)
- Don’t put the stock above your shoulder
- Don’t lean back.
- Both of the above reduce your control over the weapon and may result in a black eye, and the rifle flying backwards and out of your hands.
What to do (side)
- Bury the stock of the rifle into the meaty part of your shoulder
- Lean into the gun to keep the gun under control when the recoil of the gun kicks the gun upwards or to the side
- Bend your knees slightly to lean forward, as well as make yourself a smaller target
- The soldier is relaxed and is most likely moving around.
- His eyes are searching for possible threats
- His hands are still on the rifle, even if he has a sling on
Low Ready Stance
- Possible threat has been detected
- Entire body shifts towards threat direction
- Stock is shouldered
- Eyes are focused on the possible target
- Gun barrel is pointed in the target’s general direction, but not directly at the target.
- Immediate response
- Soldier fires off shots while screaming to the other people in his team
- "CONTACT!" or "THREAT!"
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I have no words.
I am just crying tears of happy joy and whispering GAIAONLINE TAKE NOTE
‘the Irish head (skull) is one of the largest in Europe’
‘Irish are broad built and large boned’
‘Irish have characteristically thick eyebrows’
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This is really, really fascinating!
i’ve been waiting for this reference for a million years
I simply cannot.
That’s my latest pic and I’d like a general critique about anything. Colours, shading, anatomy :)
Hello, lovelies! I will do my best with colour critique. Of course, I will say that I am also still a student, so my advice is definitely not canon.
You use quite a bit of super bright, near-white highlights, and definitely use them, but white highlights in real-life usually appear sparingly, especially on the skin, unless the skin is oiled.
Let’s look at some van Honthorst~
Most of the lit areas on the skin are actually a light yellow-brown, rather than white. Rather than using the bright white lines, you can darken the parts of the body in, uh, the darkness, and the contrast would make the form appear as if he is emerging into the light. Another possibility is blurring out the white highlights on his left arm so that they are kinda smudgy shapes.
The white lines on the glove also make them seem as if they are rubbery plastic, which I do not know if that was what you were aiming for.
Your sense of shadow placement is fairly solid, but I would say tone down the highlights on the skin (TURN DOWN FOR WHAT) or push more of the figure into darkness?
(Of course, I am terrible at coloring and color theory in general so I am in no place to critique. uhuehuehue)
Best of luck!
making up your own fictional universe
creating an entire history for it
creating characters who have complex back stories
RESEARCHING NAMES WITH MEANINGS THAT CORRESPOND TO THE HISTORY AND UNIVERSE AND BACK STORIES YOU’VE COME UP WITH
then never writing or doing anything with it at all ever
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