I agree with the others, your strong point is definitely your ability to experiment with poses and perspectives, and I'd like to see a finished piece using these unusual perspectives and poses- Sometimes you seem to be a lot more experimental in your sketches than your finished pieces.
The self-portrait's the best picture I've seen of you so far, the skin colouring and shading is excellent. It seems to put a little less depth into shading the clothes compared to the skin though, especially the tshirt.
The little figure drawings are cool too, I'm sure they'll help you speed-draw. : D
Either way here's a half sketch I did earlier today (I have no idea who it is, he was on some magazine cover) - I'd like to know if there are any more effective ways of shading that could be suggested...
His face isn't quite right but hopefully it's not too far off xD
(Concept art really hates me today so sorry for any double posting)
Ah! Shading ideas aye? My Mum always tells me not to smudge because it makes things seem messy when they're in pencils.
I myself so a kind of small circular pattern or just scribbles. xD
Remember that thing we always had to do every year in art with the different marks you can make? if you fish that out and try shading people in those sorts of ways you might find a technique you love the look of.
Anyways, I really like how you've drawn that man, he looks really realistic.
@RedSquirrel Thank you - I do hope you're right : )
This is the partly done lineart of a Beatles drawing that I'm having a problem with, but I'm not sure how to fix said problem... Something is wrong with the arm positioning, anyone care to correct me? <: D
I am bloody loving that watercolour you're working on.
And to be honest, at our age, style is more of a hinderance than a help.
Keep on exploring, keep on studying, chances are as you go on you naturally start showing signs of a style. If people focus on styles too early they can end up being 'locked' into it.
Which has happened to me. xD But I'll get out of it.