Well, I guess I can't deny it any longer, I'm a forum kid, born and raised on the Internet, hahahah. So I'll post here more often. Maybe. Maybe not.
Here's two new WIPS on 11 x 17 paper (love the stuff, it's like a mini-mural):
Everything is wonky and out of place in the first one, but that will all come together with practice. I draw from life, from masters, and from references when I need to study. Sometimes from memory.
I think my most developed skill is my clean pencil-work, but that could use more practice too.
Second one-- I felt like letting go of subject matter for a minute and doing some stupid, random heavy metal designs. I think the beefy elbows are repetitious, so I should probably get a look at them from all angles and shapes. I'm really inspired by James Jean, so I often get noodley in my doodles, but they lose structure. Again, practice will keep it all together.
Contemporary-- My three weakpoints: faces, anatomy, and drapery. So I'm studying each more now. Sometimes I divvy up an hour to all three. Tegan and Sara, hahah, yeah, I copied that screen from the video for "Back In Your Head", they're adorable. Made a little skull study of it afterwards.
M. Nelson-- Heheh, thanks. Sometimes it's too easy get compliments here. But they're just as valuable as critiques, I think. Oh lawd.
I realized today that I only do about 2 sketchbook pages per day, when I used to do 10.
Here's a sketch from today. I like the super-tall fashion models in Vogue, so I tried to imitate their bodies (shoulda used high-heels, heh):
Last edited by eminkey2003; June 27th, 2008 at 05:53 PM.
your style is very nice and its always nice to see some substance behind your stylization.
have you tried the faber-castel brush pens?
theyre nice (cheap too!)
hope that you have made the decision to continue with your art after school.
id suggest going to any of the bigger art schools with a commercial art/animation program. GET INTERNSHIPS AS SOON AS YOU CAN! real world experience counts for more than any degree.
Thanks everyone. Yeahj, those actually are Faber Castell. Here are the latest doodles and sketches. The faces are from Myspace, Purevolume, and The Cobra Snake. I added the the Rob Liefeld drawings for comparison because some of my faces started to look like his.
Eager for any and all C&C!
Last edited by eminkey2003; July 14th, 2008 at 03:48 PM.