Jillian's Sketchbook Wooot!
So it was suggested that I get a sketchbook, since I've been lurking about critiquing and the like with nothing to show of my own. So here it is!
Please Critique the hell out of me, but of course I don't need to tell you guys that. I'm looking to improve, I REALLY want to be a better artist, I hope that posting here, will help me in my goals.
Thanks for reading, now for some eye candy:
This sketchy mess is how I draw, naturally, when I don't force myself to use a bigger brush. It's cool and all, but I want to move more towards realism. I'm a huge fan of linda bergkvist, and craig mullins. That's my Ideal. And I can do pretty okay, when I'm copying a reference, wrinkle for wrinkle.. but it doesn't feel as creative, and as "mine" as I would like it to be.
Here is what most people consider to be my best work:
I like it okay, but I'm not as happy as I would like to be with it. Lots of references used, painting and picture side by side.
Although this one isn't as good, technically I didn't use any references, and feel a lot more pride and ownership for it:
another piece I did from black and white reference:
another painting from reference:
Yeah I know the fish kinda suck
Thanks for viewing,
comments, critiques, general chatter are all welcome!
And finally, my thumbnail for the thread :)
Out of paintings, into sketches