oh thanks guys *_* wow . thanks so much for letting your eyes burn in this thread! i am unworthy 0_0
SCHOOL SUCKS. i still have to get through this semester. So nothing was completed digitally because i have a paper due tomorrow and had an assignment due today. So here are sketches I did today and a few old things mixed together. Imagination and reference. o_o should be easy to tell which is which, I think.
Oh yeah, one of my major life changes that I posted about a while back is that i'm not doing school next semester. I'm not being like "OHHoh i'm dropping out forever coz i am seriuz artist!" But...i hate my program, and if my parents cannot tolerate it I'll be go to Emily Carr university (because piano teaching won't support me if I decided to live on my own and rebel against my parents, ahahha o_o that would be stupid of me and i'd end up in a rut).
:/ But i dont really want to go to emily carr. I think i can learn a lot on my own without spending the $$$$. i'm kind of nervous. o_o this is the first time i'm focusing on what I want to do. Not what my mom thinks I should do, or what I think would make better money...etc.
I've been jumping all over the place. I've been a gamer designer for the past six months (stopping end of november), worked in a fashion store, designed websites, made a few games for a local competition..i also teach piano. o_o Which I will stick with for income, because it is low maintenance. And all the past few years i've been unhappy, and always saying "Jeez I want to draw more". Well it's about time that I fucking do that, haha. I also realized that having positive influences in your life and limiting your friends is very...beneficial. o_o I think I'm more cautious about who I talk to now. I used to be a social butterfly in high school, like most girls, haha. I had my naive and stupid moments, and wow, what a waste of time. I always liked drawing though. I just thought "Oh, I'm not that good at it. But that guy is really talented, I don't think I can be like him."
Then I found YOU GUYS and that outlook began to change, thanks to a really hardworking community.
so now I know that perseverance is the most important characteristic in achieving your goals...and there is so much happiness in it. I just want to make sure i have motivating and hard-working friends around me, not lazy assholes o_o not to be rude...but I definitely hung out with a few.
WOW sorry to vent. o_o I guess this is all just bothering me. Maybe it's the first uncomfortable decision I've made...dundundun, letting go of commitments where people depend on you! D:
It is very easy to tell which works are done from reference and which are done from imagination. One of the big things I notice is that the hands not drawn from reference look rather awkward, so perhaps try using a reference (even your own hand) when drawing those? Also, when shading, maybe try to make your strokes curve to the form when you lay down the values. A couple of your studies looked a bit flat because the shading was sort of flat. Does that make sense?
Otherwise, your anatomy is very lovely, and I definitely envy your skill with form and shape on the human body. Your studies are very nice indeed. They have very good movement and attitude to them; they're very lively.
Try not to be too hard on yourself. Everybody's got their areas of improvement, and I can see some improvement already within this thread. You're doing a great job, and you're working hard. Keep it up!
Good decision =) Positivity that's the way! =) That's so awesome you can play piano! =) I started playing a bit of banjo recently =) Liking the character in 0068, looks awesome =) Good luck with your next piece and *high 5* for being honest to yourself =)