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PostSubject: So, what's with Medusa's arm?   Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:23 pm



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PostSubject: Re: So, what's with Medusa's arm?   Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:42 pm

Her arm is folded like paper \o/

still not as bad as Beatrix.

Her long "ankles"...her left "knee"...
Hell, her right big toe is longer than her fingers.
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PostSubject: Re: So, what's with Medusa's arm?   Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:47 pm

Probably not the artists' most greatest work of art.
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PostSubject: Re: So, what's with Medusa's arm?   Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:50 pm

Callanthe wrote:
Her arm is folded like paper \o/

still not as bad as Beatrix.

Her long "ankles"...her left "knee"...
Hell, her right big toe is longer than her fingers.

Oh gosh. I cannot unsee that. D:
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PostSubject: Re: So, what's with Medusa's arm?   Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:29 am

Meh, there's a lot of cards with questionable anatomy. Take Oktavia for example:



What's with that left leg of hers bending sideways like that? Never mind the fact her limbs are freakishly long. Then there's her left claw hand that looks like a crow's foot. Though I guess it would play to the stereotyped image of a witch to have bony-looking hands like that.

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PostSubject: Re: So, what's with Medusa's arm?   Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:57 am

one elf, one witch one monster, that why is different from human.
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PostSubject: Re: So, what's with Medusa's arm?   Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:12 am

Hahaha Oktavia and Beatrix were what I was going to bring up. Although Beatrix is worse than I originally thought -- I was going to bring up the fact that her right arm (left to us viewers) has always appeared like a noodle arm to me.

There's also Lieselotte. She literally has almost no ankles, and it would be impossible to stand or do anything. They're thinner than her arms. Blech.

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PostSubject: Re: So, what's with Medusa's arm?   Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:46 pm

Nobodies mentioned Grey yet?

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PostSubject: Re: So, what's with Medusa's arm?   Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:59 pm

I'm surprised no one mentioned Dorothea. I can't look at her card without seeing freakishly huge legs, and a broken right arm.
http://www.fantasicawiki.com/wiki/File:Dorothea_card.jpg

I think there is suppose to be a 'pop out' sort of effect with Dorothea's legs and Oktavia's arm. Not too sure though...
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PostSubject: Re: So, what's with Medusa's arm?   Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:35 pm

Cam wrote:
I'm surprised no one mentioned Dorothea. I can't look at her card without seeing freakishly huge legs, and a broken right arm.
http://www.fantasicawiki.com/wiki/File:Dorothea_card.jpg

I think there is suppose to be a 'pop out' sort of effect with Dorothea's legs and Oktavia's arm. Not too sure though...
Leave Dorothea out of this...she's my fav! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: So, what's with Medusa's arm?   Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:31 am

Cam wrote:
I'm surprised no one mentioned Dorothea. I can't look at her card without seeing freakishly huge legs, and a broken right arm.
http://www.fantasicawiki.com/wiki/File:Dorothea_card.jpg

I think there is suppose to be a 'pop out' sort of effect with Dorothea's legs and Oktavia's arm. Not too sure though...

I think Dorothea is standing on the camera sort of bent over reaching down, so it's perspective making her legs huge, and stretching out her left hand.
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PostSubject: Re: So, what's with Medusa's arm?   Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:06 am

GnatB wrote:
Cam wrote:
I'm surprised no one mentioned Dorothea. I can't look at her card without seeing freakishly huge legs, and a broken right arm.
http://www.fantasicawiki.com/wiki/File:Dorothea_card.jpg

I think there is suppose to be a 'pop out' sort of effect with Dorothea's legs and Oktavia's arm. Not too sure though...

I think Dorothea is standing on the camera sort of bent over reaching down, so it's perspective making her legs huge, and stretching out her left hand.

Yeah, it's called "foreshortening". You see it a lot in images/photos and it's really difficult to draw "correctly" (even if you're a professional artist) because it looks so odd in still images/real life. For example, this picture of a guy pointing at the camera:

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While the artist could have done a better job at foreshortening Dorothea's limbs (though I'm willing to cut him/her slack due to the aforementioned difficulties), I think she's more anatomically correct than a lot of the other card art that are in dynamic poses. If it weren't for foreshortening, Dorothea would most likely end up having long, noodly limbs like Oktavia, which I think is even worse. However, I do think there's something odd with her left arm (the one that's being held back). It looks like she has muscular dystrophy. scratch
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