hey dude, i hope my critique wasn't too harsh in the way i said it; thanks for taking it the way i meant it, just as a helpful observation. anyway, here's a link to the tutorials and exercises i was mentioning. Tom Scholes (aka IdiotApathy) started The Peer Project almost 10 years ago, and he's currently working as a concept artist, having worked on titles like Halo 4 (maybe you've heard of it? ). anyway, he knows what he's talking about. i hope it's helpful.
Thanks guys, your comments mean a lot to me. Really appreciate it.
Thank you again for the link purb, I have come across that thread in the past. Very useful and informative, I just never gotten past the sphere exercise since at the time I felt I wasn't good enough to move on and oh yeah, Tom Scholes is very awesome!
Edit: PAGE 7..YEAH BABYY!
I've been thinking about light constantly these past few weeks. Here is another portrait, I rushed the drawing, was too excited to test what I've been studying. My goal was to conceptualize a three-quarter lighting on the form from imagination. Hope to do more with different lighting situations. WOHOOO! Thanks for viewing.
Great updates. I really like the subtle value shifts you have going on in your paintings.
Great choice to work on a clear lighting direction (that was the suggestion I wanted to give you on the top of page 7, until I saw that you're already working on it )
Other then that I'd suggest to work on understanding the forms and proportions more. Maybe go back to some Loomis?
I think it's also important to be brave and put some heads, arms and legs on that torsos. The more mistakes you possibly make in a drawing, the faster you'll learn from it, so just tackle that beast
Some more photo-studies of faces and skulls would also be nice. I think that would help you greatly.
Keep up the great work!