the first sketch looks stiff. It don't look like he's falling ( actually I'm not sure what's he's doing). You could show movement in the fur that's he's falling in that direction?
the 2nd sketch- He looks like he's going to fall! Put some wieght on the right feet. I think there's something wrong with the position his leg's in. for some reason it just doesn't look right. =/ I think it has to do something with the "center of balance" or something. ^_^
Anyways keep them coming! O_o; I'm inspired to draw some character concepts now. xD
Heh! Nice toons, mate! Your cartoon work is pretty solid! It's going to really be something once you get those life drawings skills up a few levels! It's so cool to see how those traditional skills find their way back into thing cartooning and such. It just adds that much more believability and style. I dunno. Good stuff. Keep it up! The 3D's are great as well! I'll be lookin' for more!
I really like the cartoon renderings... If you don't mind my asking, how long do they take? The reason I ask is, even though life drawing absolutely helps every other type of drawing, the reverse can also be true. You have a sureness to your mark making in the cartoons that just isn't evident in the studies from life. A lot of the same (I guess you could call them this) tricks can be used in life drawing too. Every thing can be broken up into basic shapes. You do have to be careful of this though, because it can turn into a crutch.
It might also be helpful to practice the (seemingly) forgotten art of the blind contour (or semi-blind contour) drawing... It really, really helps you (or at least me) to be able to see what's in front of me, and eventually becomes easier and faster.
By the way, I loved that drawing of the behemoth in the DSG, it was probably my favourite one that day. I've never seen any problem posting things in a main forum as well as your sketch book. That allows more people to see it, as well as sometimes helping us to associate that drawing with you! Sometimes I thing we get lost as individuals in the group project threads and it's kind of nice to be able to stand apart and shine on our own for awhile.
You can choose to use your powers for good... or you can use them for AWESOME!