Not humble really. My main problem is that I cannot break through mediocrity, always staying at the same level. Considering I sculpt for about five years, the absence of any growth is a disaster for an artist. Even more, the last year I wasn’t being able to sculpt constantly so now I’m trying to gain my previous skills back. Meh, that’s an offtopic so let’s go back to the correct one.
Yes, she is getting definitely better. You are on this stage right now when everything is more or less established, major mistakes are corrected but all requires a lot of polishing, smoothing and tweaking. All this minor corrections seems like have no influence at all but when combined together they dramatically improve the quality of your model. I usually prefer to store morph target so after all this tweaks I can switch back and compare with previous stage and make sure I’m on the right track. It is indeed a good practice since your eyes might be so deceiving.
Couple suggestions in addition.
- Adding bump for seventh cervical vertebra will add more interest to the back of the neck.
- Teres major might have more volume. Now it is very faint. This muscle is really strong and prominent even in females.
- Latissimus dorsi tapers too fast inferiorly. So it looks attached to PSIS (those dimples). In reality it connects to the highest points of the Iliac crest
- You did the common mistake joining thigh line with inguinal line.Cannot remember how many times I’ve seen this problem on ZBC. Read my comment here to understand the problem. Keep in mind that Inguinal line predominates in males. Girls don’t have it unless very muscular.
- Think about adding Mons pubis - this fat pad above the genitals. But before adding, polish more the pad under the navel - it should be very smooth.
You are right - the hardest thing is to sculpt all this subtle details. I find myself redoing them many times until they look good enough. This dimples look very easy to sculpt, but if the surrounding area is not good enough they will not look right. Same with very thin muscles like rectus abdominis or external oblique - so hard to sculpt this interaction of fibers, tendons, bones and cartilages. Keep trying until you feel satisfied. Same story with Lats - they are very thin, showing underlying musculature. I think you can define the spinal erectors even more and deepen the spinal furrow below. To add more complexity, remember that in a back view very often you can see the volume of Serratus anterior under the Latissimus, emerging from the Scapula. And oh, BTW I don’t see any evidence of digitations of Serratus anterior in side of the torso. This is very important muscle, don’t neglect it.
PS The girl laying on her back that you saw in my thread is the same girl at the end of Sketchbook. I just enlarged her breasts later to fit my tastes.