Art critique and advice; beginner artists are welcome to post here; includes an oekaki. (NO FLAMES)
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I'd like my future girls to look cuter, more adorable, sweeter, girlier. I'll post an example of what I'm going for. Now my question is what the fuck does make a character cute? I have already tried huge eyes, or a huge forehead, or overall a huge head. But that just looked not so good, because I'm going for some sort of realism. While I don't want to go completely anime-style, I'm open to adapt some tricks from the anime guys to make my characters look cuter. I just don't want to go completely anime style, because they do some weird stuff, like the "flunder mouth". (that's like when the mouth goes to one side of the face. Also are there ony tricks I can do on the proportions on the rest of her body?
'S' is for 'sexy', 'silky', and 'success'. Make the figure pose in a slight 'S' shape. Be mindful of the eyes and shoulders, they convey a lot of emotion too! I've corrected some of the lines on your figure. The red dot is where the center of balance should be. Look at how far forward your toes and forelegs are... far too forward to support a weighty tail. Anywho, the one on the right is an overhaul because a simple redline was not going to fully cover all the aspects.