To be honest, I think you'll find it much easier to get proportions and poses right in one go if you'd just start drawing things a lot bigger. (Example: drawing I haven't worked on in three weeks luuolo (fuck drawing)
yeah, mine's actually much bigger, i just shrunk it down to post here.
it's actually 4092 x 2893 (apparently that's A4 sized.)
Neat Hedgehog said:
ummm... well, it's a little unnatural, as the arm is kind of stubby. The elbow would look to come down right below her breasts. Generally it will come down closer to the hips (banana-armed people like me, they are right at the hips, but that looks weird for girls, so it should be a tad higher), or are just long enough to reach the top of the head (maybe just a little higher) if the elbow is pointed straight up, without lifting the shoulder. Her's seems to end below or at her forehead.
To be somewhere close to that position, the upper arm would probably be bent back slightly, but not quite as severely elevated, and the forearm would be closer to, but not quite, parallel with the table.
thanks I think you're right, plus looking at it the next day, I realize that her neck seems a bit off too. maybe i'll just have to bring up the collar a bit or something....