jake: Thanks bro, no prob! Glad you like the colouring, hold that in high regard coming from you you colourmaster you!
oma: aaaah - that's what you guys mean. I thought you meant the drawings themselves were stiff. Yep the poses are stiff because I constructed them very quickly and didn't pay much attention to them at all. I still need to work in awkwardness in my poses, though stiffness itself is not always bad. I prefer doing some contorted twisted figures to relaxed ones. But yes, I def need to work on that awkwardness. Muchthanks for the props mate!
Helzon: Agreed mate, I think I foremostly need to work on the gestural qualities of my figures. I think I'm too used to drawing contorted twisted figures, should definitely get to some more gestural stuff. Good points, I'll work on the problems. Thanks for encouragement!
rodrigo!: Thanks dood, appreciate those words coming from you. Yeah, I'm a contrast freak, my bg's are way too eyecatching. Thanks for the props mate, glad you like.
Marco: lol, yeah got confused with the "i'm no expert" part haha. Thanks man, appreciate that! Got a nuther one fer ya!
saa: Thanks dude, appreciate the props!
K, just one thing worth posting in terms of art - Luba figure study. Have a whole bunch of toned paper lying round, thought I might start filling it up. Also using Pastel to add in the highlights. Link to original.
Totally flucked up the face I know.
Then I promised sve some photos of my house/home. Sveta, I hope these were sort of what you were looking for! Clockwise from the top: front view of my house; the street I live in (well the better end haha) A shot of our yard, fishpond + patio incl; and our pets! Just shout if these aren't good enough!