Powerhouse Poses with Matilda the Armadillo
From the desk of…ME! XD
Now about the drawings(so this doesn’t turn into a photography post lol), more squashing & stretching practice! My favs are the ones of her lightly running and in mid-air; those feel so natural and in motion, even if proportions are off (but at the same time, isn’t squash + stretch about breaking the normal sizing of things?) (notice there are no speech bubbles for ANY of these; can you imagine different scenarios?)
Drawing these help me see what I’d like to improve the next time! As far as constructive self-critique(helpful takeaways from this, thus “constructive criticism”; not being critical like, “THIS IS AWFUL!”, and then quitting)…upper-left, her legs feel static; upper-right, can be stretched out wider for more exaggeration + a notch up with her expression would be nice(though as-is, this one could also represent a middle animation frame); The largest one in middle, I want to work more on relaxed poses; full-color, proportions were off, not due to squash + stretch; landing impact, I realized after that her back arm should have been posed differently to achieve what I wanted
I may not have discovered some of this if I didn’t actually draw her, so that’s why it’s GREAT to practice! And that concludes a very deep dive into my analysis of things. You didn’t think everything I draw comes out exactly how I want it to everytime did you?
(above, my old art from years ago–I’ve learned so much)
As you saw, I observed in a constructive way–that is, learning from what I did–and I know I can try to get it next time! Just keep drawing, don’t overwhelm yourself, even focusing on just one aspect you’d like to improve at, and know you’ve got this!