jsalwen wrote:Oh, and strangely enough, that Blud Blood piece is easily the best of the 3. That one feels like you were just having fun. The lines are clean, but there's emotion to the piece. However you drew that, stick more with it. It is leaps and bounds over the other 2 pieces you posted.
Ok, I understand what you mean about loosening up the pencils. And you are entirely right that I tend to draw more in hash lines than a straight flowing lines. I definitely need to get better about it.
The diferent between the Blud Blood piece and the others is that I didn't do any breakdowns before I did the piece. I just started drawing. Plus it is a much larger shot than what I normally do so it negated that claustrophobic feeling.
The Hawkeye piece was definitely more hashed. The Iron Man piece looks more hashed because I was also erasing the breakdowns behind it, but didn't do a perfect job of it. There is some hashing though, particularly some places like the hands it is, but overall I find the lines rather crisp, compared to my other work.
The thing I have NEVER been good at was shading. That always killed me. I'd either over do it (more likely) or just leave it out. With computer coloring now it is possibly easier to leave it out since there is so much more variance in shades that can be used to create depth now than there was even 10 years ago.