Hi amazing SVS community,
I missed the critique arena due to work; however, I just finished watching the reply on Facebook - and Wow!!
The top 16 entries are amazing and I would like to congratulate those for making the Sweet 16, and also congratulate everyone else who submitted their Yeti designs! Kudos to the winners @Braden-Hallett and @mag!
Admittedly, this was my first character turnaround and I was hoping I could get a few pointers to help me improve for next time? Any feedback is a gift, so thank you in advance for taking the time to help.
Asyas_illos last edited by Asyas_illos
@Jeremy-Ross well I’m not one to talk really as this was only my second character study also, but judging from the critiques today a lot of the judges positive responses had to do with how expressive the characters were as well as uniquely shaped, I didn’t make the top 16 either, so I was definitely taking notes! I think for myself and I would say to you too, is really dive into your character and find a personality and pull as much of that to the surface as possible. This yeti home challenge has made think more about that also. Hope you find this helpful!
Anna Lindsay last edited by
@Jeremy-Ross What a cute yeti! One thing that jumps out at me is the poses look quite unnatural. I think it might help you look at some reference or take your own reference photos just as a rough guide for the body language. Or something they mentioned on the livestream - break the design down into simple shapes to help you visualise how your character would move in a 3D space rather than on a 2D plane. I know this is tricky, I struggle with making poses look natural myself. Hope this helps though!
Hi @Asyas_illos, thank you for feedback! I agree, push the expressions and emotions. Much appreciated!
Hi @Annabishop, thank you for the feedback! You’re spot on, that’s an area I will continue working on. Much appreciated!
Jeannelle last edited by
I think Uma is very cute and unique. Not at all the typical yeti design and she's charming too. I think the top right though doesn't read right. Maybe the silhouette is confusing and it's a hard pose to make because of the foreshortening that's needed on the legs. I think my favorite is where she's watering the flower. Really sweet
Thank you @Jeannelle-Pita! Good feedback, that was a unique pose and probably should have tried one more readable. Much appreciated!