Well, here I am.
I've been leaving comments on art here for a while, but it's taken till now to get up the guts to start posting my own stuff - mostly because I know that I'm a complete newb in the world of art. But if Snarfevs can do it, so can I. So here.
This is gonna be a weekly update or so, because I do life drawing once a week when I can, and I'm lazy with the scanner. I should draw more, I know, but full-time work and uni are always big crimps in my day.
I do have a DeviantART gallery (ruzkin.deviantart.com) but let's face it, DA is a hole. My best submissions get "wow, cool, nice" and my less good ones get nothing. None of these comments help me improve... especially because I know that even my best submissions are nowhere near the standard for even an entry level position into the design industry.
I'm trusting you guys and girls to give good advice on this art. "Study anatomy more" is pretty pointless, I KNOW my anatomy is lacking. Knowing WHERE to concentrate my studies would be more helpful. I'm seriously open to any advice at all, as long as it's worthwhile. I will however get shirty if anyone makes assumptions or stupid comments based on any anthro art I post. I don't draw it very much, and while I love feedback on anatomy, composition, pose etc, I don't want my time wasted by people who just spout "anthro is for immature beginner whiny teenagers, wah wah woof woof." Criticise the mistakes please, not the genre.
Okay, so lets begin with some older stuff, from early this year.
Quick robot doodle I did by cutting back into a white silhouette. It worked out okay.
Actually, this pic might even be LAST year... I don't draw as much as I should. A recurring character in my doodles.
Right, now more recent stuff, life drawings.
This bloke was called Hazan, and he was a pretty good model. This was the first time I'd drawn entirely in fat black marker, at my teachers instruction - it meant I had to go with my gut, no construction lines. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. This time, his head was too small. Tis life.
Then pencil sketches, about 20 mins each.
It's always a surprise when you turn up to class and you know the model - infact, you got horribly drunk and took your clothes off at her house during a party, once long ago. We had a good old chat Nothing but permenant marker again.
Not a thin girl by any means, but real nice
Woo, go Jade!
Last weeks class - young guy, and he was HOT. I'm talking the kinda guy who turns straight men flaming homo. If I didn't already have my eyes on a few girls, I would have been sorely tempted. These drawings don't do him justice.
He dressed up in a detachable parka hood at first, gave me ideas. I want to change this into a pic of two fantasy boatmen out fishing one day, after I reposition the sitting guy.
Then he showed me his arse. I know, I used too many angles. Bad habit I did a little action doodle when he took a break.
Finally, his reclining pose where he covered his unfortunate erection with a scarf. My material rendering skill is weeeak.
Okay, final pics for today. Despite what my avatar might imply, I don't draw much anthro art, if any at all. But this sketch came out reasonably well while at a RP night, and I decided to digitally ink it in PS8... I'm inking at a stupidly hi res, 400dpi (I know, it makes no sense). I'm trusting people here to give crits without flaming about anthro porn, I'm sure you're all above that.
Riight, that's enough for one night. I wanna update this as much as possible, because I know that any advice I get here will be worth my time and will help me improve (or so I hope). I do want to be in the concept art and design industry eventually, and while the 4 years Industrial Design degree I begin in 2007 will help, that doesn't mean I can't learn bucketloads in the intervening year.