i'm tryin to learn how to draw realistically. surprisingly, every picture i have drawn ever has come from comic book/video game/anime-ish works, and really, i have never studied anatomy or anything. so, in order to try and better myself, im making myself learn. bought some anatomy books and such. also, i never drew with drawing pencils before. i've always used a mechanical .5 lead. so, i went out and bought a few, and boy it sure does feel different.
anways, i tried to draw 2 nude female figures pretty quickly (under 10 minutes). i would like some crits and some help. i found it most difficult trying to shade with these pencils. can you tell me some helpful tips and techniques for getting better shading? also, i found it very difficult to shad the subtle areas, such as the neck area with the different tendons and such, and around the butt, etc. all the subtle shadows that i don't really know how to do subtely. doing the eyelashes on the girl on the right was a pain too because they totally look unrealistic. any hints on any technique types things, i will totally appreciate.
any comments at all would help. also, here are the links for the internet references i used:
but it all will be undone, and nothing built under the sun will ever stand before the endless march of sand