So in creating a HB style heavyset male, human character, we want to be mindful of the following:
- The body is comprised of fourths: the head encompass a fourth, the legs and feet encompass a fourth, the torso comprises 2 fourths.
- No visible neck. The head "emerges" from the body.
- The torso is basically an oval. Nuthin' fancy.
- The head indents at the nose, resulting in the lower half being larger in circumference than the upper half.
While simply standing, the character often has the feet spread apart...
|Check out the front view of Fred and Barney; notice the "v" angle of the feet.|
Simplicity in the hands often masks complex design choices (as a friend observed). I suppose it depends on the situation but many HB characters sport arms ending in "finger clusters"... kinda spooky when you think about it but very funny when they were rendered by the good folks at HB.
|I was noodling around with hands I observed on different HB characters. Note: not all the characters above are human.|
|These hands belong to Mr. Jinx, the cat. But they're good generic hands nonetheless.|