Fun stuff so far
I think your biggest issue currently is edge control. You've got sort of a fuzzy look about your paintings and "hairy lines".
I think if you work on those two things you'll find a noticeable improvement quite quickly
The dog is another idea for my father. Can't really decide what to draw for him yet.
There is a school project to create a poster exhibiting your work so I was thinking of ideas. Some sort of bird/eagle carrying something representing art or digital art. Perhaps an eagle carrying a computer screen or maybe just sitting next to a large bucket of paint
Last but not least, the raccoons were sketched in class from a photo. I really enjoyed it.
Yes, it is just a hand holding a calligraphic ink pen
I really didn't focus much on the details of this as I was just using it as a small element on the CD cover I am designing for my college project (see above).
I'm working on the poster for my school project. I must say I have never drawn this big (A3 landscape, not portrait) and it is really really hard for me.
The eagle is supposed to be leaving behind him a trail of something (haven't done that part yet) that brings life to nature, hence the rest of the image is very gloomy and dead. I took this idea from Fantasia 2000 -- Firebird - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FWq17CT6Cs
Keep on working hard. Working digitally is hard thing to master but so much fun.
Try to add some distance to the eagle painting. The objects that go farther away from you generally go lighter in value because of the atmosphere in betwene so you can try doing the mountains in the background with some lighter values.
"What does it mean to be an artist? It's constant, unrelenting, everlasting failure. That's what it is. You have to be really tough to take it." -Carl Larsson