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Title: Ryuko
Pixel Artist: Siikikala  (Level 3 Sergeant :: 3062 points)
Posted: 4/4/2014 07:46
Palette: 10 colors
Statistics:  3 comments    2 faves    0 avatars


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Stitchy (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/6/2014 08:25

You're welcome! I guessed you didn't do people as much by looking at your gallery (which is full of awesome animals!) and it seems I was right. Good for you going outside your comfort zone! ^^ b

Siikikala (Level 3 Sergeant) @ 4/4/2014 23:34

Thanks for your long and very useful crit! Im def going to address the problems, i dont do characters that much so i try to get better on anatomy. So hard, but guess i'll have to practice waaaay more. Those tutorials are super nice!

Thanks again!

Stitchy (Level 6 Yonkyu) @ 4/4/2014 21:41

I think the palette and the majority of your pixel work is pretty solid, especially on the blade! Also, Kill La Kill is awesome! ♥ I admit that I haven't finished watching it, though, haha. ^^; I feel that this piece could benefit from some tweaking, so, it's long critique time... I apologize in advance!

- The pose is not very dynamic and a bit awkward. I sketched out an idea of how I might draw this pic, just to give you something to use as a comparison: 

- Her arms are short and her hands don't follow the curvature of the arm. With the way her left hand is fisted and bent, it sticks out too far along the outer edge of her arm. The outer edge of the hand does not stick out as far as the inner side (with the thumb) and tends to follow the outer edge of the arm much more closely. Not perfect, but this might give you an idea what I mean: This is a good tutorial on the anatomy of arms and hands: You should check out their other tutorials, they're great~ Arms and hands are some of the most difficult parts of the body to fully understand and master!

- With the way her shoulders are turned, her left breast should be pulled up slightly higher than the right one, just like her left arm is higher than her right. The suspender attachments should be much lower on her breasts, as her body seems to be hunched forward. The white bit on them should be right where her nipple sits, which would be at the bottom of the breasts from this angle. Here's a Ryuko reference that shows the white nipple covers ahaha... ^^;

- Lastly, I feel her face is hard to understand. It's difficult to tell where her eyes end and her face begins, for example. This part is hard to explain without doing it for you, though, so this will probably only help a little, sorry. ^^; I would reduce the side of the eyes, and make the nose and mouth more of an outline, probably with the middling "flesh" color. This you might have to figure out on your own, but looking at some other sprites of similar size might give you an idea.

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