Hello guys, before I post I just wanted to say a few things.
When I was young I drew all the time. On my hands, friends, tables, walls (I was banned from using any writing tools in the house for a month after that, only lasted two days =D) then I suddenly stopped about seven years ago when I started to pursue writing as a possible career.
Well, I've picked up the pencil again as of monday September 25th. When I stopped drawing I remember it being a chore to get something I felt good about, sometimes fiddling with a sketch for hours. I have to say I'm having a much better time this time.
Anyway. I got a scanner today! WHEEEEEEE!
Did this sketch while riding the bus to class, inking the dude in about 3 seconds(Battlestar Galactica was about to show!) when I got home.
Did this waiting for class to start. I was (and still am...) having trouble with hands and then I thought "well, I have two right here that can model for me..."
The dude on the bench was done during my professors lecture (XLR cables are REAL exciting) while the dude with the wing is from Aido's comic Fallen. I didn't draw the other wing because Singe was blocking most of it and I sort of liked the way it looked as is. Hands are just... hands. Me practicing. The sketch at the bottom... is just that.
These I like a lot. During dinner with a friend who is a great artist(although she often refuses such statements) she taught me how to do noses and eyes, and profiles. This is practice obviously.
This started out as more eye practice but I just went with it. I overshaded the eyes and since I don't know how to properly shade a face (and at that point a propper jaw) he came out looking non-human. Which is kinda neat, but I wasn't aiming for that. The arrows with the FU next to them are me pointing out my F*** ups. =/
The same friend who taught me before recommended a book called Drawing Cutting Edge Comics. I have to say that I'm falling in love with the book. The smaller head was straight from the book but when I doodled in class I was having trouble remembering the steps. So I drew it again bigger. I find that drawing things as large as you can helps the learning process. Then I gave him pupils and hair because I felt like it.
Another face from Cutting edge, one that I'm proud of. I'm going to have to redraw it because I'm still having difficulty doing jaws.
Er, this one was supposed to be earlier in the order. Done sometime between the first two. I was trying to do clothing folds and... well, I just kinda like filling in blanks with pencil. Got a little carried away.
Expression studies from Cutting Edge. After I did those I thought "What are they thinking to have those expressions?" And the quote bubbles were the result. Oh, the blue guy was just me drawing upside down while a friend was looking at it.
And that's it so far. I've moved on to the body but I can't seem to get legs right from the forward perspective. I'll post more when I conquer (not sure I spelt that right) the damn legs or I get frustrated enough to ask for help. =/