Cats are not the easiest animals to create poses for, I discovered that when I was working on the Hivewire BigCat. My thought that a housecat would be the same just a bit smaller, was not quite accurate.
Allthough they are similar in lots of ways, there are also very big differences between wild BigCats and our smaller Housecats.
One thing they do have in common is their independant mind. Trying to create – as life-like as possible – poses for them is not easy.
Most of the time when I work at poses that are becoming tricky, I start a “side-project”. A second set, sometimes even a third set, of poses to work on. It helps me get my mind of what my main project is. Then, after a day or so, I get back to what I’m actually working on and things suddenly become much clearer to me. That elbow, that ankle or those fingers suddenly pose much easier and the poses get finished quicker that way.
The hunting poses for the Hivewire Housecat are no execption to that.
They were a handfull so I needed a break.
There is my second project. Some cute simple duo-poses for Diva, a character for Hivewire Dawn. Mind you, this is the first set-up of the first pose. And there is this third project, for DazStudio only, but that is another post alltogether.