Taking the plunge here. Typical story, been lurking for a while, thought I'd finally make a thread for c&c. I'm 17 (graduate from highschool this year) and have been drawing somewhat for most of my life. It's a hobby (I'm looking to go into a science-related field in college) but I put a little more work into it a year or so ago and have been getting a little better, so it's a more "serious" hobby. =]
I recent set myself a challenge to reach a certain point in a current sketchbook that I randomly marked off -- it's about 50 pages, for under a month, came to about 2 pages a day for me, which is more than I usually get done when not on vacation from school. Unfortunately since I don't quite like the paper in this particular sketchbook, and I have a lot of it to go through (400pg), some of what I've been putting in to make the goal is just...crap.
To offset that slightly, I'll post a not-so-recent, but favorite picture of mine to try and get on somebody's good side.
Here we go with the recent stuff, all done this past week.
I've been pseudo-planning a masked gladiator picture. This will not be him.
A couple of sketches in a restaurant, more from my head.
More on the gladiator costume research/planning.
Still life sketchy from somewhere in my house... I think.
More still life, and from head concepts
Random stick figures to finish off for that night
Started drawing the bowl, then got caught up in studying its reflection on the wood table
More silly stuff, I recopied notes from my Astronomy class and added from-mind imagery
I drew some zebras from nat'l geo. a while back and thought I'd add one into the gladiator mix.
And a digital paint, which I am very marginal at. 15 minutes before I had to run off.
Which I am about to do now (run off). I'm looking at an art post probably every weekend after this, fyi. I'm mostly interested in concept art stuff, but I've decided to work on from life lately to polish up rendering, structure, and stuff like that, so general advice is appreciated. If you want to see some earlier stuff of mine, check out my dA gallery, or this random directory of a few more uploads.