At first glance you leave me at a loss of words, But I think I thought of a few tiny little things to say.
First of all kuddo's on the life sketches. If anything drawing from life teaches us all best
I've once been told it's a good practice to do about 10 'gesture sketches' everyday to learn more and more about the human body and anatomy.
The most known source (though not 100% from life) is posemaniacs.
character of the Week "life" WiP a few posts back seems to be suffering from an Escher spine: As in a spine bend to an impossible/inhuman angle.
Usually it's done with women in attempt to show both boobs and ass at the same time 'properly'. The atmosphere of that one is wonderful, however, I can atm only envy that.
Your faces are great but in 2/3 perspective you seem to put the most visible eye a bit too far out. Just a pinch though that or I'm wrong here =3
Also when you're slapping on (kinda like I want it done by the looks of it) hair you seem to just scribble something (most noticeable in your self-portrait). Hair has direction and doesn't double back on itself unless it's all broken or has to look like a bunch of straw perched on your head.
Try lifting your pencil, pen or whatever you're using up before returning to make a new hair.
Hope you can make sense of what I said here! Good work and keep it up. Have fun practicing more =3
First of all, thank you guys for taking the time to figure out on what I need to do to improve my skills. I really appreciate this!
I do agree about that we learn best by drawing from life. I have 2.5 hours of life drawing every Monday in school, and this have helped me improve a lot.
Thanks for the tip for my ChoW painting, changed the pose a bit. It's still not 100% naturalistic, but hopefully better then before.
And I know about the hair in my portrait. Haha got lazy in the end and didn't take the time to really study it. Will do this more carefully in my next attempt.
I have already start using brushes with higher opacity then I did when started out painting digital and find it very useful, though I’m not completely comfortable with it yet. Guess I just have to push the technique even further.
ChoW “life” final. Cant say I''m to happy with the result of this one.... but I guess it's better then nothing.
hey man your animal studies rock so hard! also i like thow those speedsters are evolving! cant wait to see more! how did you got so much better at digital and color? pure practice? id love if you could share your schedule or how you practice with us cheers man keep being awesome!
Hey mate. I think that your colors and values have improved greatly over the course of this sketchbook.
I think that you could experiment a bit more with textured brushes to render out forms. Like the chimpanese for exampel, you could use a hairbrush to get more of a feel for it's hair (of course!), the same goes for the otter. Looks like you're getting the hang of metal aswell which is great, and god damn hard!