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Author Topic: Worst Old School Art?  (Read 15762 times)

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« Reply #195 on: July 20, 2017, 03:49:31 PM »
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In addition to being able to come up with a good dynamic pose, and that can be directed by the artist in a pinch, the ability to actually hold a pose is vital for a good model. It is harder than you might think to hold even a simple pose. Try holding a pose for twenty minutes without moving at all, then take a five minute break and resume the pose exactly as you were before. Repeat for several hours...

Boy, sounds like it's a lot easier to just grab the nearest back-to-school catalog from Sears and change the backpacks into swords.
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« Reply #196 on: July 20, 2017, 04:02:57 PM »
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In addition to being able to come up with a good dynamic pose, and that can be directed by the artist in a pinch, the ability to actually hold a pose is vital for a good model. It is harder than you might think to hold even a simple pose. Try holding a pose for twenty minutes without moving at all, then take a five minute break and resume the pose exactly as you were before. Repeat for several hours...

It's pretty gruelling. One of the models I work with is particularly good at always just falling back into the same pose without any coaching. I complimented her on it once. She said with a rueful grin, "It's easy! I just move until I find the place where my muscles ache the most, and that is the pose I have been holding."

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« Reply #197 on: July 20, 2017, 06:43:52 PM »
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Boy, sounds like it's a lot easier to just grab the nearest back-to-school catalog from Sears and change the backpacks into swords.

:p ;)

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« Reply #198 on: July 22, 2017, 02:00:46 AM »
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Cut corners by hiring cheap models.

If the two dudes were paid anything at all, TSR got ripped off.
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« Reply #199 on: July 22, 2017, 06:13:38 AM »
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Guy on right could be just about any age over ~25 and isn't clearly fat. He'd be absolutely invisible if the rest of the picture wasn't T&A plus chubbo on the left. Guy on left is definitely odd. Making them that fat (but not like comically obese) had to have been a deliberate choice. So possibly slipping their friend/coworker into the art.

I wonder if there was a trend with the artists in the 90s. Something like, "you know, in real medieval times, not every warrior was muscle-bound Conan types. Nor were they all 18-25. We'd actually be 'more realistic' if there were some 40 y.o. weekend warriors in the mix." Basically I'm wondering if there's at least a good explanation.

Well there's US/Mexico Fat and then there's Rest of World Fat..
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« Reply #200 on: July 24, 2017, 04:03:21 PM »
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If the two dudes were paid anything at all, TSR got ripped off.

You mean if the artist was paid...the models modeled and deserve whatever they got, free sandwiches I assume.

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« Reply #201 on: July 27, 2017, 01:56:09 AM »
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Well there's US/Mexico Fat and then there's Rest of World Fat..


There's also that a "USA in the 1990s" fatass is a "USA in 2017" 'slim'.
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« Reply #202 on: July 27, 2017, 12:00:56 PM »
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There's also that a "USA in the 1990s" fatass is a "USA in 2017" 'slim'.

Ha ha, too true. I was observing the other day to my wife how when I was in high school there was "the fat kid" and everyone else was pretty well within norms. Now the kid within norms is the outlier.