So I decided that today would be a good day to start uploading pictures I've been doing for university in order to hopefully see improvement one day and get further feedback from you guys in what my obvious weaknesses and strengths are.
I may upload some recreation pictures also as they come but lately I've had a minor inspiration outdoes skill block and haven't had any successful sketches.
I'm currently studying online at the Academy of Art University, doing a BFA majoring in Illustration. First year, first semester, let's see how it goes!
Exercise 3.1 - Print off the lines and shade in a cartoon character using the 5 value system. We were meant to find and shade it according to the basic shapes.
Exercise 3.2 - Come up with a series of extremely quick thumbnail sketches for next still life drawing. I chose the top left picture on the second image as in the others at least one item was completely in shadow.
Assignment 3.1 - Draw and render 3 pure white items with ellipses in them, from life. Photo reference shown.
Haha, I looked through your SB and was like "looks like AAU assignments.." then I went back and read the full first post and was like "oh yeah duh" lol. I'm in my first year also. Nice head render, it's definitely an improvement from your first charcoal stuff
Here was a fun sketch I did for someone else. It's meant to be Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler. It took roughly an hour (maybe a little more) with a 6B graphite pencil. I just worked on it in 10 minute segments every so often as stress relief. None of it is completely finished (obviously not the hair or clothes) but I kind of like the messiness