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Niahawk Valkyrjar
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Published: July 7, 2010
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Valkyrjar Tyrsdottir
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VERY nice!

And I like the way you kept her hawk-bodice's center line along the line of her turned body; too many people forget that the outward curve of torsos and breasts affects the centerline on a turned body.

One suggestion for making this even better, if you want one: Keeping that bodice's center line slanted about the way it is (or maybe curving back at the top, depending on its shape), compare the left and right bodice wings' height and width relative to her turned body.

See how the bodice wing on our left leaves the top third of her breast exposed and the outer tip doesn't come more than armpit-high, while the one on our right covers the full height of her breast and the outer point comes to the top of her shoulder?

Think of how she should look facing forward; should the bodice wings cover or expose the top of her breasts? How high do you want those outer tips to go, and how far out along her shoulders? And do you want the bodice wings to curve between and/or around her breasts or to be one flat piece in front of everything? (They look like one flat piece now because the far edge of her bodice-wing isn't partly hidden by her breast.)

Once you've decided those things, the hard part is figuring out how they'd look on a turning body. Some artists recommend dressing an adult-bodied doll in a simple version of the outfit (for example, by making the bodice-wing shape from paper and taping it onto her the way you want it to fit) and then taking pictures of the doll from several angles.

Anyway, I know that's a lot of trouble and you didn't ask for my advice, so feel free to ignore me - or ask questions if I'm not making any sense. This is already a lovely and well-detailed picture, and she looks like someone I'd really like to know.

--Nonie
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<gets hitten critical by wall of text> woah. okay...bodice-wings <looks closer at them> damn youre right! i'll try to correct that, for i totally see what you mean. still the picture is more than two years old x3 <points at the date: Submitted: July 7, 2010>

thanks for your critics. :meow:
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Whoops! I never notice dates; I need to remember that art posted in Groups isn't always recent.

Thanks for reminding me to look!

--Nonie
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NiahawkHobbyist Digital Artist
same for me, i never check the submission-dates before commenting ^^'
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*schmacht*
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NiahawkHobbyist Digital Artist
x3
CreoleTownhouse's avatar
Cool! The wings are nice!
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NiahawkHobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :3
5hape5hifter's avatar
Awesome B&W work there!
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NiahawkHobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :3 i already startet coloring it, but i kinda like it more this way
5hape5hifter's avatar
I think it looks good without the colour (even though I havent seen it with), it gives more a darker feel to someone who has fallen.
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NiahawkHobbyist Digital Artist
now that u r mentioning it ...i think i should let her be uncoloured o.o
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NiahawkHobbyist Digital Artist
:3 thanky you sweetie, glad u like it *Q*
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you're so very welcome sweetie :huggle:
i really do :w00t:
GuardArt's avatar
I love it! Aber das sag ich ja net zum ersten mal ;-)
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NiahawkHobbyist Digital Artist
dank dir schnucki *Q* <3
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wow jassi <3 du wirst echt immer besser, bin so neidisch! -.-
xD
weiter soooooo ~ <3
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NiahawkHobbyist Digital Artist
danke dir süße *Q* <3
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