This is my first thread and my first post on your fine site. I am originally from deviantArt (http://jie-kageshinzo.deviantart.com) when I realized that most of the people there can't comment for, well, crap, and that if I am to improve, I have to be with people who actually care about drawing and its subtleties. I have always been drawing since I was a kid; it's my first love. Now, I am aiming to really be serious about it, thinking of getting into a commercial art studio in Singapore by the year's end (or early next year).
Because of that goal, I want to improve. I want to break the boundaries of what I am currently capable of. I know you guys are professionals when it comes to critiques, and I believe that it's what I have to go through to get better. So help me out, please?
As you will notice, my style leans towards anime/manga with a touch of western realism influence. I have often found anime-realism works much more interesting than the usual manga fare (big eyes, one-two cel-type shadings), with artists like Hyung Tae Kim and Akihiko Yoshida as some of my favorites.
My weakness is in lighting, and anatomy. Currently, I am reading up Loomis' books about figure drawing. I will also try and pick up an anatomy book next paycheck, as well as lighting book, if I can find one.
Anyway, enough wall of text. I'll just post here some of my sketches. I'll prolly put in colored works as well, in the future. I will be very grateful if you guys can point out what I need to do to improve. Thanks.