Not sure why I haven't looked at your sketchbook before, but you have some great stuff here. You have a good sense of shape and I like the line quality of your figure drawings. I would say that the main issue right now is for you to refine your anatomy. The live figure studies are great practice, and learning to build the figure from the ground up with Loomis or Vilppu or such is great for coming up with figures from imagination.
WOOOOOW dude!! sick sketchbook! you go to RISD? im up at mass art right now, i was thinking about RISD, but figured id stay in mass. i cant believe youve only been painting digitally for such a short time. i wish i experimented more with my digital work like you do, you get some very cool results in your speed paintings, im freakin jealous! but seriously, nice stuff dude, keep at it!
Sick moleskin pages, love them.. really nice line controll with that bolder marker. Also those thumbnail sketches with couache are looking dope, also all that other stuff after and before that, lots of ideas that can be worked on further on those environments. Will check some stuff on previous pages also. All that I can say is keep on going. Btw are there any benefits in working with couache in your option? Just interested, I myself aint really into painting that much.. but I remember that working with couache sucked compared to acrylics (though I haven't discovered neither of those mediums deeply)
xbert: There's just nothing quite like traditional. I mean, I love the speed I can get with digital, but it never feels/smells the same.
spark_zero: Gouache (with a G!) is a tricky beast. The quality of marks is a little different than acrylics, and it's a helluva lot easier to get soft edges/transitions in gouache. I honestly haven't used it that much, though. Thanks for looking!
Today's figure painting in class. About 1.5 hours: