Today I made some headway and was able to finish Misty’s hand positions for her front view. I think that I’ll be able to reuse the hands for other views of Misty. Make the different hands actually didn’t take very long. While I was working on Misty’s hands, I also took a crack at redoing her feet. I thought that they were kind of big and clunky so I shrank them a wee bit.
Making the hands
1 Using MyPaint & Gimp
I imported a screen capture of Misty into MyPaint to use as reference while I drew her hand positions on individual layers. When I was finished drawing all the hand positions, I opened the MyPaint file in Gimp and cropped and saved each hand position independently.
2 drafting each hand
Next, I imported all the images into Synfig and drafted each hand position and attaching each to the skeleton hierarchy.
New foot-binding techniques
Over the past couple months while working on Misty, I started noticing that her feet were looking a little horsey. I wanted to give a little less emphasis on her feet and reduce them a size or two. Since I was working on different foot positions for different legs, it made sense to work on them.