Hi, I'm new here, (well I've been lurking around for a bit now). I'll admit that I've been deathly afraid to post anything here because I take criticism too personally though I understand that it's all for the better. So I'm taking a step forward and asking you kind people here for help.
I'm currently in high school right now and I'm seriously thinking of going into an art college (though I still have yet to decide where or even what department to go into specifically). So, I'm trying to whip myself into making at least a decent portfolio and transition away from my horrible anime roots (very, very slowly transitioning). And I'm here to try and improve.
Below is my current WIP on a 11x15 piece of All Purpose Illustration Board (which likes to be a pain to ink on). I've attached some unleveled close-ups of things that I am having a bit of trouble with or the resizing just ruined on the bottom. Sadly, I made the mistake of starting to ink it already without receiving any feedback on it yet. Some mistakes that I've already noticed is that I made his left wrist (his left) too small so I'm going to try and fudge the line a bit later when I continue inking it. The tail feathers are heavily screwed up as I couldn't quite figure out the perspective, but it shouldn't matter too much since the wing feathers are going to cover most of it. Oh yes, I've also learned that I can't draw flowers at all, even with reference.
So any advice is appreciated, and let's not comment on my poor scanner or piecing together of the image. Please be gentle. I appreciate draw-overs more that text blocks (just because I find draw-overs a bit easier to understand at times).