So I got my critique back from Victor and he had some fantastic insight into my Stu pose I hadn't even thought of while producing it. The sketches I submitted were well received and Victor enjoyed the fact I had included some context for Stu's excitement along with the props in the final pose. Super glad I included those props and addressed a bit of the dressing in the scene as I got some great feedback on how to better use the props to support the story/emotion.
In a nutshell:
- Emphasize the paper the paper in the hand! Nothing at the moment suggests Stu is excited about the letter, he could just be someone who likes to destroy mailboxes!
- Twist chest more toward camera to help separate the shoulders a bit and to allow for the focal arm holding the paper to be posed a bit straighter and so we can get the paper in the air and call it out to the viewer.
- Bend lower arm more to puller in closer to the torso and point the fist more upward toward the paper helping to direct our eye back up to the focal area.
- Maybe have Stu leaping off the ground!
- Add some paper to the left side.