I've been lurking here for a long time waiting until I have a decent number of things to show. Aside from middling community college classes I taught myself from looking at other people's art and internet tutorials. I got accepted to a neat school though, but that doesn't start until October, but I have some part time classes there to tide me over.
I don't have much artist friends irl you see, so critiques and honest comments are hard to come by. I like this forum for its honesty, the DIY vibe, and the fact that its not an imageboard. I'd appreciate your thoughts, particularly the harsh ones.
One thing though: I have no camera. I wanted to show you guys my life drawings because I'm having a fiendish time with them. My teachers like how careful I am, but they admonish my lack of control over value and my hesitancy when it comes to darkening the darks. But that's whats schools for. Any advice on this would be appreciated : 0
I'll start with sketches from my sketchbook, these are from imagination:
A man with bone hat and two monkey people.
A woman with something I like to call, a carapace headdress. Drawn yesterday.
A priestess, I like to make my religious figures slightly sinister. Also drawn yesterday. Since I'm going to paint this, I'd especially like critiques on this one.
These are from my moleskin, or what I'd like to call my "observation journal". From Life:
These are Oekakis. You may have seen these before. From imagination and if not, from reference:
Boy Smash! (thats his name)
Apparently a water beetle. An Indian dish when fried. Reference:
A speedpaint in photoshop