28 November 2017 at 14:38:50 MST
Yvonne about to do some Yoga / stretching / whatever. Something to hone my anatomy skills and ended up having a kinda tough time with! I also further touched up some details of her design, especially in the facial area.
on 28 November 2017 at 17:08:18 MST
Nice pose experimentation!
on 22 December 2017 at 04:00:28 MST
Your designs would be that much better if you got rid of the human haircuts.
on 22 December 2017 at 04:32:14 MST
I personally like it on my characters, but just out of preference basically. The overwhelming majority of people that voiced their opinions to me seem to think so too, so I don't think I need to change it anytime soon.
on 22 December 2017 at 05:35:53 MST
Do you really believe they'd say anything else?
Here on this website is the furry fandom. Most people have a fursona with bad colours and human haircuts. Of course they're gonna prefer it too, because they think it's okay, because they don't know any better. But anyone else notices the discrepancy of an animal with only scaly skin having a human-styled mass of cranial hair for no sensible reason in a semi-realistic concept. It's typically furry, but not exactly anthro.
Design is meaning and therefore everything that you do and everything that you do not means something. As you present your character here it looks like nothing else but a human with a raptor head, raptor feet, raptor tail and raptor skin, and every other element of the body is rattached to a human factory frame. If your goal was emphasized anthropomorphism this would be a more context-correct concept but as it is not it's simply not. It already looks too rigidly human without the hair.
In other words a fox with human hair and haircut misses the whole point of being a fox as opposed to a human; so would a dinosaur, especially how scaled creatures typically don't grow hair.
In all cases except extremely cartoony/comical or symbolically orientated (humanization) it just looks like a wig. Something just lazily put on.That is what the design means and so that is what the observer's brain reads.
The character here has no features whatsoever that would enable identification save for the out of place human haircut. Take that away and this is an entirely featureless raptor anthro visually. Your character becoming 'that one with hair'. Also bringing more attention to how nonsensical the item is.
But yeah I imagine everyone here is telling you it's just fine I mean look at how this place just screams 'expertise'
A BIG FUCKING BLUNT
on 22 December 2017 at 06:03:05 MST
on 22 December 2017 at 09:53:17 MST
The purpose of your intervention?
A BIG FUCKING BLUNT
on 22 December 2017 at 14:25:18 MST
to call you out on being a massive fucking tool online, i guess
on 22 December 2017 at 15:18:34 MST
Oh yeah, just you know, having an intelligent discussion about character design is being a 'massive fucking tool' to you 19 years old furries. Pretending to be dumb is hip again?
on 22 December 2017 at 09:03:00 MST
on 22 December 2017 at 09:56:02 MST
...You're welcome for artists trying to communicate with one another about art with the purpose of getting better and everything.