~ ...Take 2 ~
Still not entirely happy with sketch from last post. Spent a little time doing more workups, trying to find a better pose.
Biggest prob I had with the sketch in the last post: The one arm holding the lance - technically it felt correct, but silhouette-wise and pose-wise, it just wasn't sitting right for some reason.
I think a part of the prob was positioning portions of the armor in relation to the pose, esp. w/ the shoulder/arm areas. But for the most part, I think it was just the general angle, shape, and silhouette that was turning me off. Not exaggerated enough, not loose enough. I should just do the rubber hose thing with the arm and the whole body - one long bendy shape...
Which calls into question just what exactly am going for here, character design-wise?
Ugh.... But a good challenge.
Speaking of tackling challenges: A bit of Gordon Ramsey a'la Ch. 4's Kitchen Nightmares, one of the best shows out there. Did these while having it on in the bg:
And that seems to be his equation: Growing a pair = better restaurant. Somehow, that works even when the restaurant is run by an all-ladies cast.