Oy, oy. Starting a new sketchbook, as the old one, well, sucked. Also, I've been picking up some momentum in my art lately, so I feel confident in starting this sucker up.
I just have a request or two: if you're going to comment and suggest I study or do studies, please tell me why. I'm not adverse to doin' 'em at all, and have been fitting them into my drawing schedule lately, I just wanna know what's going on before being told to go back to square one. Sometimes it seems like people just say that stuff like it's a kneejerk reaction to entering a sketchbook. Please feel free to tell me how horrible I'm doing or how much I need to get back to basics, just give me something to go off of.
Some ortho-ish stuff I've had to do lately, to start off with.
Generic ninja character for a student game I'm working on for a class. It took me a while to work out a color scheme that worked around the red scarf, (needed to keep that, as it pops against the stage backgrounds,) so I went with a good ole fashioned triadic one, and played with some quick color definition. Funstuff. The art style of the game is manga/anime in theme, so don't give me any flak about it!
WIP shot of my entry in the current (as-of-writing) CHOW. Mechano goblin with crazy features. Funny story, as the view on the left was the first time I'd tried doing simply black and white in Photoshop, and it actually turned out pretty nice. (Though a little undefined in spots, I know. Just some things I need to do some studies of.) Big confidence builder to finally see something look nice.
Look forward to more entries as I scan 'em in, y'all.