Lesson 5: Applying Construction to Animals

6:54 PM, Monday July 5th 2021

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this one took a long time, but it's finally done. I had the most trouble with dynamic poses or anything other than a side view of the animal, it's hard to place the head ribcage and pelvis initially in dynamic poses. Overall, I'd say that this lesson more than anything just helped me with organic intersections and wrapping forms around each other.

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