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frickin' legs
14 May 2024, 05:55 PM

I'm trying to sketch some people right now, fullbody and all. Which is a problem because I hate legs. It's all right as a way of transportation (though very inefficient). But more importantly, drawing them is a royal pain!

Trying to look for a body references only makes things worse. Often it looks like legs take up 60% or more of the body height, or more. But why? Isn't the belly button supposed to be the middle point of the body? Was my highscool art teacher mistaken?

Worse yet, there are like, nearly double the amount of legs in the world compared to people. Ugh, so much damn legs!

I'm starting to feel like this photoshop is not even exaggerating anymore.

Edit: I measured in live the nearest available specimen. The midpoint is at the loin area O_o How!?

Comments (3)

Posted: Tuesday, 14 May, 2024 @ 06:25 PM

Legs do be like that, tho. I'm tall. My main character is short. No matter how many references I use or how many hours I spend trying to photograph myself for accuracy, I can never make them look like they fit any sort of body type. I used to joke about how ridiculous the legs were on Sailor Moon characters, but I admit that I need to stfu because I can't do any better.

Posted: Wednesday, 15 May, 2024 @ 05:13 AM

anatomy is so friggin hard i feel u the fact that no body is the same adds to it, so even going for reference pics doesn’t make things consistent

Posted: Wednesday, 15 May, 2024 @ 05:01 PM

tfw "legs for days" is the production timetable. HAV - Louis-Joseph de Montcalm-Gozon I must've gotten lucky because I'm actually pretty good at eyeballing leg proportions, at least for basic poses; come mid-stride, all bets are off. :p

Worse yet, there are like, nearly double the amount of legs in the world compared to people.


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