I hope this is where this goes...and the attachments might not work right, I'm used to using the IMG tags. :l
Anyway, this is my first post, and where I'll post my sketches daily so you guys can help me improve. My dream is to get paid for creating art and I really want to get to a professional level. I'm kind of anxious about posting here since, from what I've seen/heard this forum is much more quality-oriented than gallery-hosting sites like DeviantArt.
I've been doodling on and off since I can remember, but I've only become serious about practicing daily and improving as of almost 3 years ago. I've only taken a couple of general art classes in high school, so I might not know much about art composition, but I'll take any advice you can give me.
The first is a group of a few sketches I've done today. It's really all I've done since a couple of months ago (it took me that long to get used to going back to school and getting bombarded with homework each day).
I drew the hand sketch early this year (i used one of my uncle's drawings as a reference and tried to recreate it); sorry about the little smudging/softening effect added to it digitally, I don't have the original anymore, but if you could still point out the flaws you see and tell me how they can be improved, that would be very helpful.
Same for the next two colored pictures, which were done back in the summer. Most of my "finished work" looks like those two, but I could still use suggestions on how to improve the pictures, and/or advice regarding the current skill level I'm at or the things I'm doing wrong so far.