Try using the side of your pencil to shade faster too. Mass your shadows and learn to see in only 3 values: dark, mid, and light. Try squinting for this. it'll help you see the form better and thus allowing you to render it more precise.
excellent stuff. realy like the hatch work on that first ass. lol keep it up, and a scanner doesnt cost that much, they all scan shitty anyways so i doesnt matter wat u buy, just tweak up the curves in photoshop.
Don't be afraid to draw faces and hands, it may not look like much in the beginning, but you'll get better. And as OBX said, nice ass indeed
You may want to use some more 'darks' in the warrior's suit, he doesn't really stand out from the background like this...
Oki i just bought a scanner/printer combo for $60 at wal-mart. As long as your scanner scans at least 600 dpi (which i think is every scanner out there, but i may be wrong) then your golden. Your drawings are looking great. Remember, this place is a great way to improve. The more you post the more help you get! there are also great tutorials in here as well as workshops. best of all it's free!! ...what the hell am i paying $70k for when i can come here, hahaha.
Hope to see more soon Oki!!
"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."
I notice in the pic with the hand and face issue, the value for the reflected light is the same as the midtone. It would work a lot better if you go darker there so the the main light is more dominating than the reflected light. Soften the edges in shadow some more too.
Does your camera have macro? try turning it on and prop it on something to take the picture and you should get sharper results.