At 2/8/11 01:32 AM, Template88 wrote:
I mean this with respect but, ask yourself, do these look professional? I would say not, and any professional would say so as well. I want to get to the level that you see in commercial products such as comics and other published illustrations. In that light my stuff is rather bland, I fail to specialize in any one thing in particular and I try all sorts of things which makes me average in more areas but without any specialized qualities.
I think you've laid a solid foundation for yourself skill and style wise. No matter how good an artist you are there will always be room for improvement. And a lot of professional artists have work that looks less professional than what you've posted. The scott pilgrim comics for example (esp the first couple) are pretty rough around the edges but they sell well and have a big budget hollywood film based on them. It's good that you're so focused on improving though. Yay.