Nice stuff man! It's full of life, flow and energy! Can I borrow some life from you I think I am too technical.
Do you want to focus only on characters? Or is that just for now? Tip for your props/still life study's: Maybe you can practise some perspective or follow these assignments: Yoitisi Island Hope it's any help for you.
Went to the local Zoo today, stopped by the Bug House and did some sketching. Did some more stuff on it when i got home. I kind of altered them alot though. Really helps when you have a living model in front of you.... Bugs count as living models right? LOL
Hey man, I see improvement from the start til now, so don't you give up. I know how quick getting sucked into other concerns can be, though. It's gotta be easier to keep on track when you're a pro artist and it's what puts food on your table, but when you do it "on the side" it's scary how easy it is to get sidetracked. Here, I use this, and set it as my main page on my browser: http://www.dontbreakthechain.com/ Motivation by shame!
As for critique, my best advice to give you would be to a) focus on having longer, smoother lines. They can be a little chicken scratchy at some points. I've been working on this problem by drawing with ink sometimes, which really forces you to put down confident lines. And, b) keep doing what you're doing, because it's working.
I never thought of doing that so i tried going back and doing just that. I did find it to be pretty insightful! thanks, i'll do that from now on.
That's the plan!
So i've been really flakey about going to other people's SBs and doing my duty as a CA.org member. Even though i find it to be courteous to check out the SBs of people who come and show some love to mine =) so i've written down all the names of the people who've come here. and i need to make a note to leave some good feedback on everyone's SB when i'm not being tied down by... Life.
That being said i did this for my Online Art Class, which was an assignment to draw a plain plastic cup from four different eye levels. Basic perspective practice i suppose. But art is all about pushing the envelope, so i decided to toss away that dinky little plastic cup and grab me a SCOTCH GLASS. This is how manly men do Art. Also for some reason the online submission had to be a photograph, we aren't allowed to use scanners?
Also i'm not allowed to alter the levels over Photoshop. So this is the result of some really awkward lamp positioning, it's the only reason you can make out what's in this photograph.
I notice i erase like a crazed writer, so i'm trying not to do that AS much. While i don't advocate throwing away erasers entirely,
i do advocate learning how to Improv with art. That being said this dump includes one failed shading study, wherein i didn't notice the eye was offset by like half an inch, and yet i didn't notice it and continued to shade like a grade A retard. Also a digital study
with the tablet, it's been a week since i've had it so i'm trying to get used to it by doing studies and doodles occasionally. So pardon me while i make Digital Artists across the realm facepalm with my tablet vomit.
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Did a Shade Study from a photo on Photoshop. this one turned out better then the others. I'm starting to get a bit more comfortable with this Tablet. Gonna do more of these Photo studies!... Also i kind of went off the trail a bit with the shade study, i figured since i was done i might as well have some fun with it and make a few changes.