hey Darron- just checking out your stuff, its funny that we actually use the internet to check out stuff even though we can easily see each other in person. (and scanning a bunch of pages takes a long ass time) the portraits are really nice, they show a really drastic jump in skill level from the first page. I like your alien concepts too. makes me want to go draw some aliens. You should bust out some animal drawing books. theres as much to learn about horses, dogs, insects and stuff as there is to humans. i think my last sketchbook even had a couple of pages of shrimp, but now i can draw shrimp from my head! those silhouettes are a good idea for coming up with concepts too.
Jeri: Thanks, but I have so much to work on still.
Complete2:thanks dude, your linear style is coming along nicely.
Ksama: Keep the pencil alive man, your pencil skills are awesome.
Demented: Yeah, the silloutees are alright, your work is really coming along. your studies are really coming along!!
Mearrick: Thanks alot, just trying to improve like most here, you guys are my inspiration,
Denysuik:I need to do a lot more nose studies, when drawing from life the nose is the make or breaking point for my drawing. there will be more noses soon.
Jetler: Thanks man, glad you found my sb, I'll be finding your soon,
easy tiger: Thanks man,
Asoir:haha, bridgeman is awesome, I like just reading it and aborbing the knowledge aswell as our very own Master, Mentler. thanks for viewing my sb man.
Pixeldragon: Hey I saw your IM, but my internet went down when I tried to reply to your message. I'm in front of my computer a lot working on stuff and browsing CA. I have a final portrait drawing to work on for class, but I should be on. I hope I can catch you soon. thanks for stopping in.
Voraz: thanks man, more of them to come,
I would like to thank all of you for viewing my sb once again, your encourgement, relpies, critiques, and suggestions really mean a lot. Thank you all for making CA a great place. I will be visiting all of your sbs asap. Sorry for posting so late, been working on summer class work and stuff.
Well, guys I took a lot of your advise on drawing animals, I think if I have a better understanding of animals I will create my own with more believability. So unfortantily I'm to busy right now to actually go to the local zoo here in SF, so I used the next best thing. Photos and references. An awsesome book I found at the school library was "Drawing Animals" by Victor Ambrus, its an amazing book of quick life animal sketches from zoo's. His line work is beautiful. He seems to capture the essense of every animal drawn in a very short amount of time.
After studying this book I decided to treat my reference material as quick sketch exercises. Not spending a lot of time on each sketch, but trying to capture the form and likeness of the animals drawn. For this first batch of animals I focused on birds alone. thanks for viewing. More on the way soon.
this one was referenced from the Victor Ambrus's book.
Nice cock! Just kidding, I can kid here, right? I dig your animal drawings, looks like you've got a confident style with throwing those tones down. I tend to like drawings that look "drawn", rather than super-realistic. Those can be good too, but it's always nice to see someone expressing themself with technique.