Did you print the trade or did you did use a projector? Real nice btw.
About post #564... Even while tracing we have to make decisions of what makes a line from what we see. In your tracing, he's smiling and squinting his eyes more. You lost his eye shape. I see his eyes like arrows pointing inwards. His eyebrows are very angry as well. You kinda lost the assymetry and bulkiness of his nose. His mouth is not as twisted as you make it, his philtrum is deep and makes for a triangular shape in the upper lip. He looks younger too but I'm not sure what is causing that. Hope this helps!
A Loki design of my own, trying to combine all the parts of the other designs that I love the most. Tried to go with some sort of repeating spiky/round motif (from his original collar and round horns) along with some snake-ish scales because mythology and his original costume but now he kinda looks like some fashion challenged mottled turtle.
Also I really have trouble with the perspective so I tried to look at that.
It's very cool and helpful to see your process in re-creating the character.
And this is a totally irrelevant comment, but that video was shot in Lisbon. I watched it several times to see if I was in the subway scenes.
However I can't vouch exactly how good this method is in the grand scheme of things, since it may leave it hard to get an objective look at some things, like pacing...
And if you've seen my comic thread in the Crit section, you can find lots of faults of my comics so, grain of salt and all.
The problem with watercolours is that right at the start there's this "oh my god this looks like crap" zone when I'm putting the first base colours that I have to get over with. After that it's easier.
I went and signed myself into an oil painting class for this summer (which I missed last year because I didn't want to take summer vacation that I wasn't paid for). Again the teacher doesn't look like a very good artist himself but that's given with all non-school art courses here I guess and I don't really care, as long as he can teach with the paints and things and I can try to learn things myself... After all the more important thing is to get to doing stuff and I swear I'm one of those people that get nothing done without deadlines and challenges.
I'd rather sleep 18 hours because it's easier than getting up and I'd rather not eat if preparing food is harder than its worth (which once led to an experiment whether a person can survive through the weekend with just half a kilo of mettwurst sausage if they can't be arsed to do other food) and unfortunately this extends to art too.
Unless I'm constantly chastised and questioned about the lack of quality in my art I have a hard time really putting in work or enjoying the work, after all any work I put to my art is meaningless unless it's compared with that of others; it's not like I'll think any better of my art no matter what I do to/with it so I tend to get into these dangerous "meh" moments where I'll just regurgitate the same over and over (of which most of this thread is an example) without even noticing.
So, for this I try to get myself to hilariously expensive art courses so that I'll have competition and rivals, in my own mind if not in theirs that I can compete with. If there are better artists in the course I'll work to "win" them, if there isn't (which is likely as these courses usually gather beginner and occasional amateurs as me, most actual artists probably got to schools which have their own courses), then I'll do my damnedest to make sure it will also stay that way.
However of course this never works with people who aren't actually present so I just can't manage to challenge myself with people who aren't existing in the same physical space as I am at the moment (which is kind of a shame).
Same goes with trying new things, trying to get myself do new stuff is like pulling teeth (and I have lots of experience with that) but dare to suggest that I can't actually draw something, by god I'll work to prove you wrong (whether I actually can or not).
Then again I do have a problem for drawing things for me (which I mentioned earlier) and avoiding it out of habit which is starting to become a problem again too.
Congratulations, your work is very fluid, espressive, and three dimensional.
Kinda failed with the leaves, green plants like that have very specific way they react to light (shiny but dark when light fall on them but when it comes from behind the leaf becomes bright green as it lets the light through) and god damn watercolours >:V
love your work lady dude
Good linework in this one
Overall your lines are becoming more confident. Nice work.