So i've been "lurking" in the AC thread for about two years now, never actually posting anything, but having a great time looking at the "daily sketches", or up and coming webcomics, seeing some really great work and viewing some very helpful conversations and tips. So after lurking and seeing all of you post your work for the community to see, I realized it is my turn to share. I am very nervous about posting my work here, but I know I can't get better if i'm never getting "real" feedback. As great as it is for friends to say, "looks great!", I don't get the feedback I want, like "welll...this needs a lot of work", but I can see it, and I change it, but I figured I'd get some input from the community.
I love art and comics, and am a huge PA fan, and you will see that in my work. I am slowly trying to be less apparent with my influences, and have my work draw from (pun intended) my favorite artists, but be it's own thing, and look like it's own thing, but carry the spirit and fun of the comics I love. Mike has been a huge influence on me, as well as Pixar character design, the work of Kate Beaton, Em Carroll, Bill Watterson, and of course Bill Amend, and way more. So what I would like from the community is: Feedback, advice, and yeah! Though I am not an art student, I do want to become way better, and know what that requires. Figure drawing, life drawing, and sketching constantly. And I have been doing those things, but with Grad school in a totally unrelated field it gets hard to do more than doodles. So I wanted to post here, and see what you all have to say. Thanks a lot for taking a look at this thread! I hope this isn't considered "Site Whoring". I'm not going to link to my blog where all of my work is hosted, but I will start by posting work from the beginning, all the way up until now. I have been doing my comic, "The matching socks" for almost a year now, just once a week, and not every week. I hope you enjoy my work, and i'll also post some sketches and random things. Thank you! I look forward to nervously reading your comments.
So there they are, just a few doodles, and then my comics that I made throughout this year. They are super rough, and are coming along slowly, I just wanted to get thoughts from all of you. Thank you in advance!