Certainly not bad, especially if this is your first time going into posing!!
So with cats there are 2 main areas of interest: the tails and the front legs. You want the tail to be a C-shaped curve, and the front legs to overlap as much as possible. Those two things are the basis of any good cat pose.
Your cali mixie has the best tail curve in the third picture - that's an excellent tail right there! In the two other pics, the tip of the tail is kind of pointing upwards; the tail is still too straight. For your tabby, the first and third pic are both great. In the middle pic, the tail doesn't look curved at all.
As for the alignment, your calico is turned towards the camera just a little too much. You can see a few pixels of the outline of far leg sticking out under the chest. This is a matter of preference, though; calicos have funky legs that either show a bit of leg or a bit of ankle and can never 100% overlap, and some judges prefer to see a little bit of leg like you see here. I think it's nicer/more consistent to judge the alignment by the legs though (which allows some of the ankle to show), just like with other breeds.
Another fun extra about calicos (calico personality, to be exact) is their eyelids. They will sit at seemingly random positions every time your cat poses. Some judges fault uneven eyelids, some judges ignore the eyelids completely, some will place your cat higher if they're nice and even. All in all, it can't hurt to aim for even eyelids! Pictures A and C are quite good in this regard, but the eyelids are a bit too uneven in picture B.
Thank you so much Arie! Glad to know my tabby posing is pretty much good to go with A and C, tails definitely seem to be my weak point with regular cat poses. As for my cali mixie, it definitely seems like something I ought to chalk up to calicos being calicos... Since with him in particular I've tried both manual positioning + coaxing him to run off the left side of the screen (since i've noticed that whenever cats run off the side of a playscene, they'll always run back in the opposite direction in a straight line. at least for me they do?) I'll try out seeing if i can angle him a little more to have the imperfect ankle rather than the imperfect leg! Will give updates if I'm successful.
gingerade: Congrats Commander!!
Mar 21, 2021 10:43:54 GMT -5
gingerade: And welcome new and returning members! ^^
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leashykitty: Hello everyone! I've been so busy with work, errands, and cosplay prep I haven't had time to get on. XD
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Alex@Marvel: Same here. I went from maybe getting 20 hours a week at work to changing departments and now getting 36-40 hours a week.
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Thor: Oh no I have 44 profile notifications now-- I found a method to my showing madness but it makes notifications like crazy! I wonder if there's a way to turn off certain ones in settings haha
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Arie: Thor, it should be possible to disable notifications per (sub)board! I know I've done it before.
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Thor: Ooo thank you Arie! I'ma try this and also welcome new folks!! Nice to meet you
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zan: Eee I just updated my Show Room and realised I'm at exactly 100 SGChs! Almost all dogz, lol.
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Sue: Hope everyone is doing well! I keep disappearing down life's rabbit holes! *hugs*
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Ratqueen: Lots of new members today, for some reason! Welcome to all! Also, hi Sue!
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moonkiddo: Any one have the program to have more petz out? Petz 4.
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Ratqueen: moonkiddo, please post your Petz questions in the Petz Talk & Help board. Also read the rules to use the Shoutbox (this is not a chatroom, as it's very limited and only shows 20 posts).
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Alex@Marvel: So I decided after (I don't even know how many) years of Gotham being my prefix, it's now Marvel. ^^ I felt like it was time for a rebranding.
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Catbaloo: So you've gone from DC to Marvel?! lol
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Alex@Marvel: Yes, yes I have. ^^
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Thor: Ooo congrats! Will you be focusing on new breeds?? Haha <3
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Gray Dragoness: I really wish eyelids were based on the main coat color... or just all black, either would work for me
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Alex@Marvel: I don't forsee me ever going away from my Sammies, Thor, but I am still searching for the right cat breed so technically yes?
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