Anatomy Practice

Anatomy Practice

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Anatomy Practice

Title: Anatomy Practice
Pixel Artist: Night  (Level 6 SWAT :: 7150 points)
Posted: 11/21/2015 16:28
Statistics:  22 comments    79 faves    0 avatars

Not perfectly accurate in all places, but overall I feel like it's fine.


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Reo (Level 11 Sphinx) @ 12/5/2020 09:20

The preview is fantastic!

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 11/28/2015 08:31

im not sure fat especially on the female body would flow near as much with the underlying musculature.  i think with the skin and fat layer, the curves and outlines of a figure of any size has much smoother curves 

Cream (Level 3 Stalker) @ 11/27/2015 14:50


Cynips (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/27/2015 02:48

Awesome work! I love it!

You should take a look at Netter's works, and also Bourgery's. I have some of their books and they're amazing.

Night (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/25/2015 11:15

Thank you! In reality I think fat would flow with the same line, something that didn't come up in mind when adding the fat onto the thighs. Working without reference does have its disadvantages.

@Victor Rojo
Thanks :D

Victor Rojo (Level 10 King Ghidorah) @ 11/25/2015 08:33

I really love the preview, the best gore on pixel joint ;)

showtime (Level 6 Made) @ 11/25/2015 07:44

Lovely work! I'm a bit confused regarding the waviness remark, on the thigh at least it looks pretty intentional to me and appears to reflect the underlying musculature.

Night (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/24/2015 09:04

Oh, I see what you mean now I think. Do you mean it feels too.. crumpled perhaps? If so I agree (I see what you mean with the thigh definitely), it wasn't so much a stylistic choice as it was a mistake or lack of refinement though. Thanks for the note regardless! I'll keep an eye on this.

Thanks! I actually considered doing a vein layer at first, but thought it might be a bit too much; organs would be pretty interesting too though, but I wouldn't be getting a lot of practice from that.

Yogurt (Level 6 Centaur) @ 11/24/2015 08:43

Really great piece(s)!

Would have been a cool touch to do like an "organ" layer.

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 11/24/2015 07:22

like on the skin version, the right edge of her thigh the outline is so wavy.  i find you did this throughout and i think it doesnt look very good.  especially at the waist the curvyness is overkill and at her left breast etc

Night (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/23/2015 23:12

Thank you!  wavyness though?  I'm afraid I dont understand.

Friend (Level 3 Hatchikyu) @ 11/23/2015 18:40

it's wonderful but i dont like the wavyness of the lines at all

Night (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/23/2015 02:04

Thanks! :)

Yeah, I have. It felt kind of empty to do it without skin though, if you know what I mean.
Skin and fat are not the same thing, on the surface (and especially at such a size and art medium) they may look virtually the same indeed; but fat dictates the general shape, and doesn't really have any creases or wrinkles (the sepeartion lines between the  compartments is what gives way to chunks of fat if the person is overweight and as such I would hesitate to call it even creases), while skin is "wrapped" around it and gives way for finer details like wrinkles and creases.

The whole compartment part of the fat in this picture, aside from the face, is almost purely speculation and very well may be wrong - it's simply my assumption after observation, so take it as you will.

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 11/22/2015 15:37

This is increadible!

I think you went overboard with the fat, through. Basically filling everything in and overlayering all. That partly makes sense since the skin has a fat layer but defeats the purpose of seperating it from the skin in the first place imo.

Buuuuuuut, that said, I haven't found any good sources for fat distribution, where it attaches and so on, so I don't know any better anyway!

Night (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/22/2015 10:50

Thanks guys! :D

HarveyDentMustDie (Level 4 Deputy) @ 11/22/2015 08:45

I knew this was your work at first glance. Great job, very smooth shading. :)

AirStyle (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/22/2015 08:39

This is absolutely excellent! I love this! Faving this immediately!

Night (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/22/2015 03:01

Much appreciated, Mandrill. :)

Mandrill (Level 9 T-rex) @ 11/22/2015 02:57

Art like this is essential in order to give pixel art a more sophisticated and artsy image; it can be so much more than just sprites and tiles.

Absolutely brilliant piece.

Night (Level 6 SWAT) @ 11/22/2015 02:51

 Got a bit too carried away with the fat in general; first time I've bothered to study fat this in-depth.

Haha, well, at least you knew that hair was made of skin. ;) Thanks, man!

Drazile (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 11/22/2015 02:16

I never knew that eyes were made of fat :P

In all seriousness, this is actually quite nice :D

specialmin64 (Level 4 Rubbish) @ 11/21/2015 17:20

girl got fat compartments on her scalp

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