Transitory- Thanks a lot for the comments and I will post more. I have some sketches from my last sketchbook that I think are much better and would like to hear what you think of those, too. I looked at your sketchbook yesterday and I liked what I saw.
Anna- Thank you, too. Your comments are encouraging. I think you should try to draw. You are around art and artists and you definitely know what you are talking about when it comes to that, so go for it!
The sketches that I showed here (the 3rd and 4th ones) are for an idea I have for a colored pencil drawing. It's four portraits of fictional (except one) characters who I think have similar personalities. It's kind of like The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. Not the movie, which I didn't like, but the comic. My characters are Papillon, Holden Caufield (Catcher In the Rye), Don Quixote, and Montag (Fahrenheit 451). They are all struggling against something. What do you think?
As for the sketches, I like the idea of portraying these 4 characters together. BTW it is very interesting what things of common different people find in different objects. I cannot but agree that the idea of struggling unites these characters. I believe that this very idea should be reflected very vividly in the drawing, though i don't know how it can be realized... Just my 2 cent...
Anna: Always appreciate the 2 cents worth... I hope that I can achieve this sense of struggle, the longing in their own ways that I think that they all possess. I've been working on it quite a bit this past week.
ArtisticSchmidt: Thanks for the comments and for stopping by to have a look.
Here are some more sketches for pieces that I will do. I will do them... I have to tell myself that.
Bumskee: Thanks for the comments; very encouraging.
I've done some work here on hands. These are from an anatomy book for reference. I've always been very bad at drawing hands and have cheated a lot by hiding them in the past, so I.m going to put some effort into doing them better. I recently read an article on drawing hands and that gave me some helpful tips. If anyone has some advice for me, I would gladly listen.