This is awesome, many thanks guys - this was exactly what I needed. I learned new words (foreshortening; sweater meat), future tips (construction lines; mirror posing; drugging a friend and posing their limp bodies into helpful positions using coathangers and string. Actually I already do one of these. No, it's mirror posing; hands are hard), as well as help on this one.
@ Archonix/Futz: double thanks both, re-lining was exactly what I was after, but didn't like to ask for - hate to sound fussy
I agree with both of your renderings - the torso is the crux of the problem, get that right and the head/shoulders will fit in with rest of pic much more readily.
@ Wu/ El: cheers guys
Aye, the hands/shoulders need work, as is. I started with the head, and the shoulders were a great fit for what I had in mind, but then the 'camera' seemed to move, and the torso/legs weren't drawn from such a high angle, or as close to Leela, so... Left arm/hand definately need work as you say (and right hand embiggening), but I'm torn between adjusting shoulders to fit torso and torso to fit shoulders. Lower legs/feet were just lazy, drawn on automatic; cheers for ideas to fix 'em, between those and Archonix's, I'll come up with something!
Zed - I'm as/more confused as you with perspective, hence a begging thread!
No, I know what you mean - because bits of the pic are drawn from different camera angles, suggested fixes will vary one from the other as helpful folk latch on to the angle that predominates their viewing of the pic. I dun a sketch to illustrate:
A, B, and C are (I think) roughly the main angles I buffooned into drawing from, and everyone's picking one to use as the 'baseline' to fix the rest of the pic from. I was going for 'A', but got lost...! Will use sketches and advice to try to fix to that.
And obviously, you nailed it - Leela is fixing some manner of wardrobe malfunction. That's way more plausible than any explanation I could make up...
No - if pic was much more progressed, I wouldn't have posted it on PEEL (as nerduk posits, it already looks a bit rude), but as it's still quite sketchy, I don't think it's too explicit
I'll be fixing pic soon and sending it away to suitable site(s); if anyone wants to see a copy in advance of it being put up on sites, just send me an email - thatenglishguy @ hotmail.com is me.