I realized that I didn't do any imagination stuff for quite some time. So I decided to do a redesign of the assassin I posted earlier in this thread. It was
hard to think of the anatomy in terms of light and dark masses instead of lines which I'm more comfortable with. It also reminded me that I need to start doing anatomy studies again, specially the back! There's still a lot to be done, but here it is. Crits please!
Lovely pencil work! Dig your faces! on the assasin guy, the arm that is further back looks very funky, almos like it facing the wrong way, I think what is happening is that the lighter values are pushing it in front of the back, it should maybe be darker to fit in with the shadow of the back.
I love your pencils and I envy your perspective skills! You've really made a ton of progress over this sketchbook (almost two years).
In the assassin pic, the right arm is still fighting for the foreground when I look at it...I don't know if there's a little bit of an anatomy issue along with the tonal problems. It looks like the shoulder might be a bit low. Something happens between progress pics 4 and 5 in post #197 that makes it look odd. I like the shoulder more in pic #4, before you lower and emphasize the deltoid. Still, great WIP!
That last one is looking better, almost there, but i think one more last push will make it even better!! My suggestion would be to tighten up the anatomy just a bit more, and try to avoid using straight black for your shadows on the figure especially. It can flatten the picture out too much, also some more work on the legs and youve got a very nice painting here, ... that just needs color, ha ha , you can do it.
By the way, I did some work for the Oz card game too.
wow, your style is pretty close to that of one of my friends. Your stuff looks pretty solid. The anatomy is a little wonky in some parts, but that can be attributed to style. You have a bunch of pages here, so I won't give you the token "keep posting" but instead I'll just browse your work. It's a pleasure to view it.