I'm a new member and have just become aware of this site (because of the rage caused by some Sonic troll I've heard of on another site), and I thought that I could use the critique of artists like you all, rather than, say, the critique of DeviantArt members.
I know that most, if not all of you, will have skills superior to mine by far, and I'm expecting to be kind of ripped apart.
My art style is European semi-cartoony (as in, proportions close to a normal human's, but a little license on expressions, and some exaggerated silhouettes) lineart, probably going to be coloured with simple cartoony shading (think Questionable Content style colouring). Although I never really took a proper art lesson besides the rubbish I was taught at school, I've learnt valuable lessons as far as character drawing is concerned (yes, I do draw the skeletons before drawing the characters ), and I'm ready to learn many more... hopefully.
Ok, so, here's the thing. I'm preparing to launch a little webcomic, a comical rendition of the Greek myths in modern times. However, before drawing the first page, I've decided to give the characters, whom I designed years ago, when I first got the idea, a nice makeover. And one of the worst things I could do in the webcomic field would be to pull a Buckley, right? So I thought I'd dump a few concept sketches here so that people who obviously know more about art that I do can give me a critique, be them on how to improve the design of the characters or to get more skilled.
I'll just start with four of the muses I've drawn so far:
- The emo one is Melpomene, the muse of tragedy. Her former self I drew in high school had a... well, tragically plain style.
- The kind of hippie-ish one is Thalia, the muse of comedy. She used to have the same clothing style as Melpomene, but brighter.
- The one with the sunglasses is Euterpe, the muse of music, whom I tried to dress like some kind of urban-styled DJ.
- And the PVC-clad one is Erato, the muse of erotic poetry (yes, you read right). She speaks in raunchy haiku.
I'm awaiting your critique, I hope my skill isn't too abysmal.