I usually do the cross-hatch following the form but i am using it only when i feel i have to
THe inks are looking great and i love the first figure study.
I hope everything is good now and you be back in the track
See ya comrade
the figures are already looking better .
I think to take them to the next level you will have to "unlock" their inner power.Lol. I mean it will suddenly come out from your hand, a quick/accurate and powerfull figure, and then your understanding will be leveled up .
You are strict with some of the figures, other than that i saw some even greater figures in there.In particular i love "the pregnant"(actually this page), "the man under the hand",the first one.... aaaaa actually i realise that i like even more!!!
So the only thing i like less are the very strict figures.
Keep up the good work!!!
the small plane and the rendering study are great.Btw the first thing i said when i watched these last ones was the shadowing/penciling used for them.Although the second page is very good, just in the first there are a lot of parallel lines(in the penciling/inking)specially in the legs..Thats means flattening.
in the second page in the head, you got awesome results.But you had played with different values and some accurate shadowing and curving+ the same for the character next to him.
The first seems a little less worked.(except the figure thats of another study )
i like the portraits very much.Some of the figures you did contain the natural motion and they are really good.The others are good but not with the extra bonus
Heheh i love the little piece.Little plane