I'm on DA and CA already, but I wanted to post some of my stuff here in the hopes of getting some more critique. Here's a compilation of sketches from January until about last week, just to give you guys an idea where I'm at:
I did this a few days ago with ink, just hanging out by the riverbank. It's extremely sloppy and I quit early, but it was a neat exercise in trying to determine value when your options are only 0% or 100%. Next time I think I'm going to mark things out in pencil first.
This is what I'm currently working on. I made a mistake with one of the eyes in 8B, and I might be stuck with it now because I couldn't erase it for the life of me.
I think my ability to see properly still hasn't developed much. I can never seem to get the values right with these kind of things. The transitions always seem too harsh, even for hard edges, but if I smooth them out it all turns into a midtone mush. It's so frustrating. Is there anything obviously wrong about the way I'm doing this, or is it a matter of just practicing more?