Maybe try to think about balancing your figures so they don't look like they're about to fall over? This one looks good, she looks balanced. This one looks less good, she looks like she's about to fall over. Loomis has a chapter on this in his book Figure Drawing for All it's Worth. Check it out.
if you can and theres a mirror nearby, try doing the pose w/o straining yourself and take note of how the limbs are to avoid any unbalanced figures. I notice your ladies' legs are on the short side too. Try to keep this in mind when drawing women: high waist, wide hips, long legs. Keep it up, guy. You haven't update in 6 days!
whoa, huge post. You should try as best as you can to post more often instead. That way you get more feedbacks. Most people will comment on every update but not every piece of art.
I like the perspective work in this one and how the vanishing point is her hand so it's the first thing I notice whether you intended it to be that way or not. Good way to create dynamic composition. I see an X-man, is that kitty pryde? Another thing I notice you do is that you seem to draw breasts, then draw clothings over them w/o changing the breasts' positions, so they look unnatural. Breasts may be farther apart in the nude, but if you put tight clothing on your female, the breasts will change their shapes/positions ( a tube top will push them up for example).
I like the vehicle, could look very cool when rendered The dragonhead-hilt on that guy's sword is really neat as well.
I've probably already mentioned this (and it could just be the scans) but your lines seem rather rough at times, like when you draw a long line, it's composed of several shorter lines.
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Originally Posted by OBX
just one thing, u gotta work on ur lines. sometimes i just sit down and practice lines. do u worry about where u lines might be going? whether or not thier going where u want them too? i did. so i used to do a bunch of short flick lines making up one long one. in honest truth there is no easy way past this. just practice. and knowing how ur hand works.
tips. make 2 dots on a paper about 2 inches apart, and try and connect them as smoothly as possible. use ur elbow as a pivot, and keep ur wrist stiff for long lines. leave small lil jittery details to ur hand. for super long lines that go the width of the paper, ull have to utilize ur shoulder aswell. for curvy lines hold u pencil near the eraser end. ghost the line first, invisible draw the line without touching the paper. try and go left to right. practice drawing various curves and then duplicate the curve as close to the next one over and over. make cubes. set up perspective grids. ghost ghost ghost. i do it like crazy. practice makes perfect.
yah. dont expect to get instant results. its takes time.
really just work a lot on keeping ur hand loose. the faster u move it around and slide it the less sweat buildup u get and u dont get stickiness. but i find that i dont even think about that now. but it really frustrated me wen i was trying to teach myself. dont get discouraged. even the pros miss lines. hell they miss them all the time. they're just really got at hidding them. im guessing undo helps a lot too. at the work shop i think i saw DS repaint a line 4 times in a row to get it just right.
work small and build up to longer and more confident lines. and use permanent pens or markers to do stuff. forces u to get lines right the first time.
just letting u know to take it slow but steadily. its something that even myself am still working on.