My first drawing of 2012 Shaded with markers. Might colour this if I get the time and inclination. The left side's a bit fuzzy because it's in a hard backed sketch book which I bought forgetting what a pain in the arse they are to scan from.
Thank you! Things get a bit messy if I try to ink entirely with the brush pen - what I like to do is use a technical pen just to get the lines down, then I go over them with the brush pen to make them more dynamic
hrm, i've been on some hiatus from deviant art for a while and have been catching up on some of my devwatch artists. i gotta say that i've noticed your work (also indicating your recent colored works) looking more mature and refined. it has a different style to it kinda. the lines are neat, precise, and i like the use of varying thickness in the lineart to add definition and depth. i also like the coloring in your most recent work. the shading seems to blend more seamlessly and has a softer feel to it (but still keeps its effectiveness in portraying ferocity in your characters)
i dunno. maybe it's been a while for me or your have different styles per medium haha. but yeah, keep up the great work and growth
Thank you - this means a lot to me! Your comment's really made me smile because you've picked out some of the things I've been slowly working and hoping to improve on
For my digital stuff switching to a Cintiq has made quite the difference - the handling's much more intuitive than the Intuos and now I can ink digitally which, although time consuming, means I can be much tidier. For the hand-inked stuff I've switched from techinical pens only to a mix of technical pen, dip ink and a pentel brush pen (which behaves more like a brush than any other so called 'brush pen' I've met) so I've really been getting into more dynamic lines. Possibly for the hand drawn stuff it helps that I've migrated to working on a desk rather than drawing on my lap on the sofa
I suspect you're quite right on the 'different styles per medium' thing - I likes to attempt to have some variety and tend to adapt how I work depending on what I'm working with.
I like the way you have done with the scales and spiky fins on its coiled body. I don't know about its head; it doesn't seem much like a Chinese dragon, but more like Serpent head to me only. Anyway it's all look fantastic.