Well... I guess this is the best way to introduce myself. I'm currently in my final year of highschool, and I enjoy working with 3Dsmax, and I've done some light animation with flash. My ultimate dream is to get involved in character design/modelling for videogames.
For a guy who can't draw worth crap, I'm a really good artist, apparently. Over the years, my artstyle seems to keep changing. I keep incorperating things I like into it, and taking out things that don't appeal to me.
Anyway, here's a dump of some really recent stuff, and some really old stuff. I already know that I'm terrible at shading, although I'm working on that. I also need to learn how to properly pen my drawings, and also probably get a hold on a proper pencil(I just use my trusty mechanical HBs right now). These drawings are mostly quick ones, done somewhere between 20 minutes to an hour and a half.
Anyway, to start the dump.
Firstly, my 'mascot,' Ivory Mask. He started out with 3 swords, a wicked hat, and a bunch of extras, but over time, I've simplified his design.
Here's the original pics:
And here's what he looks like now:
He's lost all his markings(for reasons that go beyond just being easier to draw, it's a long story), as well as his hat(because I thought it made him look too much like Johnny from Guilty Gear). I've also reduced his swords to his plain old giant butcher knife. His mask has also gained an additional set of eyes. And holy crap, look at his hair!
Another character that I frequently draw, although not as often as Ivory Mask(he's just not as fun to draw, that's all). Abraham Wolfe, a chainsmoking drug addict with about as cliche a past as any other.
Here's the first relevant image(because everything before that sucked horribly):
(drawn in physics class...)
And here's what he looks like now. Not much of a change. Note that the drawing's not even close to complete, it's just what I had lying around.
Normally, I'd draw his eyes being covered by his glasses, however, I want to show that he's a fairly aged character (42 years), so I think that drawing his glasses hanging a bit lower helps him look older... and I think it looks cool.
Another recent drawing, for a project I'm currently working on in 3Ds for, a robot(er... think Eva, living robot). This is really the only mechanical design that I've ever done that has really had a deep hold on me. Maybe because it just looks crazy. This is the most recent pic, but for some reason, it's fading really badly, even just a week after drawing it. Sorry that it's in such bad condition. I have an older concept sketch of it, in case anyone wants to see it, but the design has been drastically altered since then.
Lastly, because I love Zone of the Enders, a fan made Orbital Frame. This is the only fan art I've ever done, and even though I'm not really a fan of fan art, this is one that I really like.
So, what do you think of my artstyle? What can I improve on(long, painful list, just don't mention shading, I know that foe all too well)? What do you guys like? Most of these were done fairly quick, but I'm an impatient person, so they probably wouldn't have been done any other way(another thing I need to work on, patience).