Very nice work. I always envy people who have the patience to work in traditional mediums. I've tried it loads of times and it always leaves me with a horrific experience. xD
After reading your first post I don't see any major problems with the anatomy in your figures. Your women are beautifully drawn, your men are a little stiff though. Whether you want them to be more thin or muscular or whatever it feels like if I tried to bend them over they'd snap. Study where wrinkles form on the body when you move in different ways. That could also help create more motion and drama in your figures.
Another note is that all of your characters seem to have the same face, different hair/clothes. For that I'd suggest studying people irl, do quick doodles of people on the street or in the subway (if you live near a subway). That could also help inspire you for new concepts and stuff
Beautiful line quality. Keep posting, I'll be looking forward to more.
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Really nice work on the white hair in that last one!
(Yes, I still live.)
How long do sketches like the last one take? Theres some beautiful shapes in there that would take me hours of erasing and re-drawing to come close ._.
@ pierce9 :: actually, that's doc martin's bleedproof white. it flows better than masking fluid and it's more opaque than the white ink i was using. only drawback is if any water gets on it, it lifts off without a trace. ]; but it works for my purposes. ;] i'll fix that thumb, brah, good eye.
@ sulphur :: hmmm i think i spent about an hour on those pencils? it's not quite done yet, but i'd estimate about an hour so far, yes. >w< i tend to gesture out most shapes and maintain them in my detailing though. i feel as though it gives it a more fluid feeling.
@ ryannoir :: i'm a girl. on the most recent few, i didn't choose a light source because i didn't apply shading, only blushing. :3 i do try to consider my light sources when i'm doing a full render though. thank you for your input!
quick inks from an upgraded sketch commission. i'mma be posting mad commission work for a little while-- my grandma's dying. in taiwan. i have to go overseas soon and it's muy expensive. like 1800 dollars a ticket expensive. =_=
a 20 minute sketch commission. given model was a ball joint doll with elf ears, so lay off my doe eyed girly boy. D;< his arms are wonky, but overall successful mainly because i'm getting eleventy billion things done tonight.
start on pencils for another commission, fetish this time. i'm still working them, so there's shit wrong everywhere, but especially dom's arm and sub's strange cranial mass that's about to get wrecked by swirly shit.
moar fetish plz :3 no but really, i dig your style and the way you depict the female figure in your own work ^^ you seem to have much knowledge on female anatomy~ sexxxy stuff going on in here!
hey there lady, t'is ethan. your work is lovely as always, some epic ink and watercolor conglomerations in here. hope all's going well in your little piece of the world.
SO MANY PRETTIES. I LIKE THEM ALL
Just so that I appear to have constructive input, I noticed that a lot of your girls have very similar angular face shapes.
@ rufous :: i'm trying really hard not to make them look like men ROFL. i think a lot of the angular bit, though, is that whenever i try to draw a female looking soft, they just end up looking fat. T_T it's something i'm going to be working through when i finish this HUGE ASS LIST of commissions that's paying for my trip overseas to see my grandma. =_= as much as i would like to have some form of artistic integrity and try to use this huge list of stuff i have to draw as an opportunity to actively improve myself (as opposed to passively improving myself by way of the sheer amount of drawing i'm doing in such a short period of time) it's not financially viable for me. it makes me feel kind of like a sellout and i feel like it instills bad habits in me (not referencing faces, etc). i guess i'm just at odds with speed versus perfection. ><
OH MY GOD I'm sorry i just vented all over you. =_= so tired 8D
finishes on that commission. the scan tore this shit UP. especially the belt stuff, because i'm using a pearlescent ink on the original (since the girl bought it FOR the original). sometimes it transfers okay, sometimes not. =_= today was not that day ROFL.
AND ON TO THE NEXT!!
Hurr, it's okay, venting is justifiable most of the time. >w>
Yeah, I know what you mean, face shapes are something that I've been working on myself for a really long time but they still look pretty similar. I guess I just have to get to know the human face a little more. Many ugly person drawings have been created in an attempt at variety in my sketchbook....
That's really sad about your grandma. I wish I had more money so that I could help you out. How much are commissions, anyway? Maybe I could afford one. And I'd pretty much be happy even if you farted on a page and gave it to me, so it's win/win. XD
@ tiger :: thanks buddy. ;]
@ rufous :: i usually don't vent, haha, i just sit and i take it and when i get too stressed out i cry and my fiancee does the dishes. >>; all my commission info is on my deviantart journal:
nen's commission information!
you can also find print prices and my ridiculously long list of commissions there rofl.