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"i have a calf problem", 13th Sep 2018, 10:53 PM #1
ewolf20

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a recurring problem i have is i tend to draw characters with larger than average calves.

don't believe me?

here's some exmaples








people have pointed this out to be in the past and maybe i'm not ready for exergatring proportions like these.
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13th Sep 2018, 10:57 PM #2
swamp
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The first one seems fine. I'd say the problem in the second one is it's evenly distributed instead of bulging at the top and tapering down which ends up making it look kind of dangerous.
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14th Sep 2018, 12:15 AM #3
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I think what it may be is that the knees are so narrow the calf seems more pronounced. Personally I kinda like it! The lines flow really nicely with your figures, so maybe it’s more a matter of taste. Perhaps less of a taper at the knees after drawing the thighs will help you out~
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14th Sep 2018, 1:40 AM #4
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I agree with GabbyGood. The flaw actually evens out with the body of the characters so it looks kind of cool. Besides, who looks like a cartoon? I say embrace the beauty of imperfection.
14th Sep 2018, 2:32 AM #5
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Yeah. what they ^ ^ ^ said . They look O.K. B-)
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14th Sep 2018, 7:00 AM #6
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You could fix it by drawing bigger thighs, I guess.
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14th Sep 2018, 9:30 AM #7
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Good thoughts, all. I like those calves! Knees are ball joints though and shouldn't be smoothed out so much, maybe.
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