Very nice renderings! The change in quality is somewhat strange, some of the renderings are just straight out beautiful while others clearly lack stuff. Although I'm familiar with the constant changing of style's (hell, I change to much myself!) I wonder what your reason behind it is, since the first rending is so hot you would never have to change that formula. Is it because the use of reference? Anyway, great sketchbook!
gilles - i guess i get frustrated too often with wanting things to 'happen' faster, and rush the rendering. If im not confident in my initial line drawing, the rendering seems to suffer as i lose faith in the image. referenced images often turn out better, but thats something im better at really. i suppose its all about incorporating that into my imaginary work, really getting to grips with that side of things. anyways, cheers for stopping by.
fairly good rendering to poor. i mean, man, why dont you really blend with the pen, your scratching an ineffacious hollow portrait of some void that never has existed. art bleeds through the pen from the mind of the duck.
great stuff over here! specially that last one, its amazing how much improved in short time, particularly the sense of volume and light/shade. 17 years ?! woah... dont stop matte keep pushing yourself, u got lots of potential