those monkeys are what i would consider to be the best so far. they have nice movement and good lines. im not sure about the rest as they pretty much all seem like scribbles. i also enjoy that owl, it has a nice life about it with some decent accuracy in the lines/values youve laid.
i would certainly encourage you to emphasize much more on the linework that you have. try to stay away from the scribbling that youve done with those small birds. while that may work for some people, i dont think you've quite gotten to that point yet. keep practicing!
Good to see you are starting a sketchbook!
The zoosketches are nice, do more of them and your lines will become more confident. Personally I think zoosketches are a good way to learn capturing shape and movement with a few strokes only, cause the animals are moving a lot from my experience. I would even suggest to do such tudies with a brushpen or a ballpoint - that helps a lot.
I really like that frog -nice colors - his head is a bit too bigand his feet a little bit out of perspective for a real frog, but it's stylized and doesn't really matter for this picture. Good one.
I'd love to see more studies and life drawing from you!
Keep them coming!
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the frog is nice
considering the doodles, i'd say you'd be more "daring" when you draw. just let your hand (no not hand, but your whole arm) flow while your eyes are on your subject most of the time. use just lines and as much lines as possible, don't mind the details, try the capture the general feel and silhouette. don't be afraid to do mistakes and don't erase. it is easy to say but hard to do i know but your lines will be more and more confident with time.
i don't know what size paper these are but the drawings seems to be very small (thumbnail kinda). try to work on larger sizes (helps the flowing thing)
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cool stuff u've gathered here. The zoo was fun. yeee
Your line works seems to be cool.
Well, i didnt see that much from u.
The last update is pretty cool. the faces are awsome. well, the proportion doesnt seem to be right.
But i'll suggest u to do some studies:
Looking forward to see more from u.
by the way,, i love ur pic. Awesome,,
I loved the frog! It's just great! Has a lot of character for a frog. (thats a compliment ).
From the figures you posted I can tell that once you master the basic proportions, you'll do great! Follow people's advice and practice a lot.
Did I say I loved the frog?
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I just finished a zoo sketch trip, too! How big are those pages? I love your quick ink studies, and the bigger ones of the figures. The shading of the face turned out well on the bottom girl.
I suppose the best way to work those ink ones are just keep doing them over and over, since you can't really do any guidelines or anything. I know nib inking is unruly, as I've dabbled with it a bit? How often are you supposed to dip them? I really know nothing about it, but would like to do more since I own the tools. Tips?
The mantis is awesome. You could probably go at it with a more compressed type of charcoal and really boost its contrast way up. There are some places looking good (like the highlight on the wing and the face) that could really pop out more as a result.