Thank you for your kind words, hu-ha.
You know, I kinda like the pixelated/digitalish look of them. Don't know why.
I actually draw them zoomed in, feels better somehow. As a result they turn out quite small at 100%. So I gotta resize either interpolating them or not. I prefer not to.
Yes, Leonor, I use reference. Yet I'm not trying to follow it too close. I use it like a starting point, something to inspire me, give me an idea. The drawing ends up being some sort of weird 'variation on a theme'. I guess you could say I'm drawing these heads both from reference and imagination
Here's a reference used for one of the drawings to compare
Hey, love the sketchbook, especially the heads. That said, here's my 2 cents of advice: your ellipses in http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...89#post3543889
are a bit sharp on the edges. In the second one it could be the shape of the cup, hard to tell. But I think it's pretty clear in the first one, on the bottom corners of the object (which shouldn't be corners at all, but rather should curve up into the sides). Ellipses can be hard, but it can be helpful to practice drawing them on top of rectangles in perspective. Another helpful practice is just sitting down and filling a page up with quick ellipses. They come out best when you do them smoothly in one nice motion of the arm.