Hello, my name is Lincoln Shoemaker, and I am a High school student from Indiana. My art mostly focuses on natural history/biology. I am switching to here from Deviantart, I hear this site is much better in terms of advice & critiques.
So I guess I'll start off my sketchbook here, with a juvenile triceratops:
And a few others:
Any advice, criticisms are appreciated!
Hope you all like Moai..
Last edited by Cryptidsaurian; October 11th, 2012 at 08:14 PM.
Yeah dinosaurs! I like your linework a lot; there's something very confident and deliberate about it. Do you have anything where you've focused more on value?
Dalmanites, a middle Silurian trilobite:
And, a rhino:
A few more, Eoraptor, Tiktaalik, and a prosauropod.
Just curious, are there any artists here who use markers here regularly? I'd love to see your work!
A few more; (probably not in order); Herrerasaurus, another Moai, Tyrannosaurus, Chasmosaurus, and an unfinished Allosaurus.
Sure; it never hurts to have more!
Haven't posted in a while, here's some recent drawings, a gorilla, South American horned toad, and an asaphus.
(I am not sure how to insert images into my post, the insert option doesn't seem to work for me, but I believe they have been properly uploaded as attachments.)
I am also working on some digital stuff, but it is rather rough. I'll try to upload it soon..
Nice start to your sketchbook! One hint - don't make the background color the same shape as what you are drawing. Then the background looks a bit like a halo. Think of the background as its own element in your drawings and let it have its own space and shapes
Thanks, I never noticed that I model my background after my subject, I'll try to stop it. Thanks for pointing it out!
Practice with digital painting. Any advice, especially how to finish that chameleon, (or should I scrap it and start again?) Man; I really need to learn to be cleaner with my lines, I just noticed how nippy the edges are on the subjects!