Hi, I’m CK (virtualcara on Tumblr), and I draw stuff. […]
I really like this redraw. Much sexier, her back isn’t broken, and her boobs aren’t bothering me as much. (I have nothing against big breasts, but they don’t look like they’re hanging correctly in the original pic. = x =)
While I agree that her waist could be a little thicker, and I like the new arm placement, I really disagree on the leg placement on this redraw. In my experience at beaches and pools people are standing still when the flip their hair (either as a joke, to be flirty or just to get it the hell out of their face), not taking a step forward. Why would you? Also, I’m pretty sure she’s standing still in the panel after this one, so having her walk in this one would be weird.
Karine here. If I may explain - she’s not walking, rather she’s balancing in order to flip the huge weight of her very long, wet hair. Think of the leg in the back as the step that was taken backwards in order to throw the head back and flip the hair. If you’re leaning forward grabbing something heavy and then lifting it very quickly, like flipping a table, say, you’ll need to balance yourself so you don’t fall on your ass as you’re doing it. Leg goes back to catch your weight.
Don’t believe me? Try this. Wet a towel and lean forward, then wrap it around the back of your head and twirl the ends so that they dangle in front of your face. Then throw your head back with your legs together and see how your balance works. Then do it with your legs apart, one in front, one back, a little apart.
And if you say, “But she’s super strong”, I still say, “but it doesn’t look right”.