I've realized that lately I've been focusing so much on making finished pieces for my illustration program that I've neglected my sketchbooks and haven't done as much digital sketching as I used to. So here I'll be dumping all sorts of sketches whether they're any good or not. Feel free to give criticism or any comments!
Last edited by bytheoak; June 6th, 2015 at 05:15 AM.
Lovely stuff in here- I love deers and animals - and the fun detailing you put in. I haven't done much mythology type stuff recently - makes me want to do some
Only suggestion would be to explore expression and the face a bit more, you seem to keep emotion mostly in the eyebrows, and on the pretty side.- the face is pretty elastic and widely varied - it can get really fun once you start drawing old cowboys- or people who have been smashed in the face a few times.
Thanks Zandragon and Rhubix. I love mythology, I did my whole final year's project in illustration on it. I'd like to explore different faces and body types and I was planning to work on that this week. I guess most of the artists I admire and look up to use very idealized figures and that's what I tend to try to do, but I should branch out more.
Ooooh, that last guy portrait study is gorgeous! Lovely colors. And I love that first SB page from post #7
The Morrigan piece looks lovely as well, but there seems to be a bit of a problem with her jaw maybe? It seems a bit wide, and maybe you should add a sharper shadow under it? I don't really know how to explain, so here's a photo to make myself clearer.
Wow my sketchbook exploded with comments out of nowhere :p
Thanks guys, it means a lot!
Whistler I didn't put a strong shadow there because I felt it would be wrong with the light source. Maybe I was wrong? I also wanted her to have a round face with a wide jaw, but I appreciate the critique and I'll try it out and see if it improves the piece.
I'm having trouble finding freelance work other than the odd job here and there so I'm really trying to improve my portfolio pieces and my memory.