The capricious sketch-book of Taven (constructive criticism welcomed)
Welcome to my Sketchbook!
Introduction updated 6th February 2012
I started this sketchbook three years ago, back when I was still in high school, with the intention of using it to motivate myself to do art and share my progress with others, as well as get constructive criticism and advice from the Concept Art community. While my sketchbook has suffered some neglect since then, I always seem to end up coming back to it. I have a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Studio Arts and English. I welcome constructive criticism, and any advice or comments you might have. Please remember to look at the end of the sketchbook for the latest works, because this sketchbook is a few years old, and I'm always improving.
The spider I'm using as the thumbnail for the sketchbook The spider I had an excellent photo reference for, which you can see here. The photo is (c) Stephen Paul Forshaw, or Thricelight on Deviant Art, and was used for sketch reference with his permission. I highly recommend browsing through his gallery, he has some amazing photography there.
Taven's Capricious Sketch-Book (MAJOR update 4-4-08)
It's been awhile since I've posted, but I've been keeping busy. As such, here's a whole load of things for your viewing pleasure. Remember: Consturative Criticism is ALWAYS welcomed.
As a note, you've already seen a version of the cometrider, but this one is done in pencil only, and in a different style. Also, the colored pictures aren't finished, as you may notice from some specific areas being uncolored.
Any advice on the sketch of the lady would be nice; I don't think I covered her proportions quite right. Also, it should be noted that for the Oasis sketch building syles, these were done after the angled sketch of the oasis, and that I used Assissan's Creed buildings as a model.
Here they are:
Taven's Sketchy Thing (Construstive Crits welcomed; May 10 update)
Hey, it's been awhile, but here's a load of things I'd love to get some opinions about. As you can see, while not posting, I still keep busy. Medius used is colored pencil, and sorry for some of the bad/blurry shots.