All kinds of dog pose advice/help Aug 13, 2021 12:19:37 GMT -5
Post by lobb on Aug 13, 2021 12:19:37 GMT -5
I've been asking a lot of question in the DG discord but I'm afraid of annoying everyone there xD I figured I'd post here instead and give them a break.
First up, Raffles. It's really hard to get him to pose and to stay properly aligned. Other people have tried and confirmed this
I've spent ages looking over the various guides and I do the thing where you hold down the space bar, etc..
Here's his profile pose:
The first one was taken by Thor, the second one was taken by me. As you can see, they're not perfect and it's the closest with Raffles. If anyone could give me some advice on how to align him better, that would be helpful. Should I go by toe or wrist/ankle alignment? Also, how much space should there be between his tail and body?
This is the closest he seems to get to a Dali pose. :/ One issue with it is that it's not super clear to me when he's about to pose, and even taking pictures of each frame seems to have mixed results. It's like there's a limit to how pose-y he can get before switching to a profile pose AND without closing his eyes.
I realise that (besides his behaviour and his tendency to jump around and out of alignment) it's probably related to his body type and breed! He's a VPZ Shelter Dog if that matters.
(I also know there are easier breeds to pose but honestly... I'm a lot more motivated to spend ages trying to pose him, since he's my favourite.)
Now, onto poodle poses!
I think the last one might be the best one? An issue I'm having with him is keeping his head centered rather than tilted. :/ And how are his legs/paws looking?
Finally, I'm having the hardest time getting a profile pose where his nose looks straight and the eye on the other side isn't visible. I understand that with poodles they've got to be unaligned so they'll look aligned after posing but does anyone have any tips or advice on how to get that right?
Thank you if you had the patience to read all this!