LadyLooLauren- Thanks for the compliment, there are better people to take notes from though, lol.
Cameronator- Thank you very much, I try.
krel- If you insist, I'll consider it. It would lessen the overall quality of my thread though.
lennon- You're far too complimentary sir but thank you none the less. There's no need to be so apologetic about your critiques, I really appreciate them and I agree entirely. I wish more people would be as constructive and helpful as you've been here. I am going to try very hard to keep everything that you've written in mind and I really think I can learn from it. Especially the parts about the shoulders not being relaxed, the figures poses looking too uncomfortable, and the head proportions (I actually have a lot of problems with proportion which I'm sure is a major part of why my figures never look very realistic). Again, I really appreciate the in depth critiques and I think that I can really learn a lot from them, thank you. Also, about being more specific in regard to the critique I left in your sketchbook, I will drop by asap to clarify what I meant. All I meant was that it could help to define the anatomical structure, as in, the way that the muscle masses fit together a little more. Your work probably has better structure than my own, I was just saying that your in your recent (mostly painted) figures, it looked to me like the anatomical definition was relatively lacking compared to you're older sketches. By the way, I'm very flattered that you say my work resembles Vilppu's even in the least.
Janos- Thank you sir, I don't know if I'd go that far though. I still need a lot of work.
The first couple drawings are ones that I hadn't intended to post since I felt that they didn't meet the standard that I try to set for myself. I'm only posting them because I had nothing better to post and because Krel insists. I was just being lazy and careless while drawing them. The eye was a doodle I did at school and the last one is a drawing based on Vilppu's work.