Attitude Poses: Kyndra’s Critique

attitude poses by Kyndra

Kyndra sent along two sheets of action poses for the first assignment (her sheet for critique is shown above). Overall her poses are strong and convey the attitudes described in the first assignment. She uses the line of action and asymmetry in her final poses to make the pose more visually interesting to look at. In the angry pose (left), one suggestion I have would be to move the hand that’s on the shoulder slightly down, to where it creates a little gap. This will make the hand easier to read in the silhouette. The happy pose (middle) is nicely done – there’s some real energy and life in that pose.

The tired pose (right) has a line of action that supports the body and legs really well. I love the fact she’s included some drag on the leg. It really helps sell the idea of ‘tired’. I’ve tweaked Kyndra’s pose by reversing the curve on the line of action to have the head also fall in line with the rest of the body. Even though the arm is hidden within the silhouette, the overall pose clearly reads “tired”.

A few of Kyndra’s smaller images (below in the top left) were a bit too symmetric. Asymmetricality in the body pose makes it more visually interesting – and this can be achieved by moving the arms and legs so that they are not identical copies of each other. All in all, I think Kyndra did pretty well!



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  • brian
    January 11, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Really nice submission! Krish, your advice is spot on and these applicants are bound to receive a lot of encouraging tips. Great job!

  • Jose Gonzalez
    January 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Excellent job, Kyndra! I love the poses, especially the tired one. I was just watching Despicable Me, and it reminded me of “Gru”.