Wow, you're doing a good job of showing the community that you don't need formal training to make good art. You're interpreting the faces rather than slavishly copying them which makes for a good artist imo.
The last colour portrait is lovely - if you get the opporunity attend some life drawing classes, I think you'll really benefit. You've set a bar for me as an untaught individual.
I regards to a question earlier about making portraits 3 dimensional or giving them depth: You might not realise you're doing it but varying the strength of definition of your lines and values you create the illusion of close and distant. A good example is with post #99 - the hood is much more blurred than the sharper elements of the face. It's the key to realistic paintings (or one of them)
thanks guys. however i'm a bit disappointed with direction that i'm on with my art. i think it goes too far in photo-looks like. i'm not talking about photo realism, i'm talking about all this blur, gradients, fade and effects like this... so i was a bit off drawing for few last days. thinking about what direction i want go in future, and what art i want to see from my self.
here is few sketches what i did for today, while i was in all this mental-crap )
hope you'll recognize these guys.
Yo, crazy stuff on the digital paintings, you have really a good eye for color.
For the character sketches in general i would say your poses could be a bit more dynamic,
you could add some life by twisting body parts or find more interesting action lines, i see that you often make symmetrical poses for example. anyway good stuff keep sharing
Hey, wonderful sketchbook! It's inspiring. I really enjoy your character concepts and sketches! They show emotion, character, even personality. Your landscapes and outside sketches are very interesting too. Keep up the great work!