Back in one of my shoujo art posts a week or so ago, prettyism
volunteered her art for comparison purposes of amateur vs. pro work. This isn't a post about layout, however, it's about art. prettyism asked about her work
in her LJ, and I answered a few things there, and then started thinking about poses and flow and anatomy, and that kinda exploded into this.
This is actually a very long version of the sort of crit I occasionally do over on Deviantart. And prettyism
knows I'm doing it. :D I also want to point out that this chick has drawn several hundred pages of her stories, which shows far more stick-to-itiveness than 99% of the wannabe artists out there, and we should all give her a round of applause for that, as well as having the guts to let me do this in public. XD *golf claps*
I am using Kazuya Minekura's work in comparison, because she has excellent examples of the sort of thing I'm talking about. Minekura's work is drawn from traditional figure-drawing techniques, and although her anatomy is exaggerated, it's exaggerated in such a way that it makes it easier to see the muscles and bones beneath the skin, and she has movement and flow in her images, even when the figures are standing still.( On to the art! Lotsa images below the cut )
This got way long - I'm going to publish it to LJ now and do the anatomy in a separate entry.