At the start, where you are using small lines to make the thick lines you are using lots of small strokes. It looks similar motion to the chicken scratch that is bad. How is this different? Is it the confidence and intention of the lines you are making for the thick lines, rather than small hesitant marks?
Would really appreciate some feedback on these. 3 things I’m really struggling with: 1. Skating feels jagged. How do I avoid having harsh corners? 2. My light and medium lines look really similar. 3. The trace the ruler lines are really thick and dark, not crisp like others I have seen. I’m losing a lot of definition, and then can’t tell how accurate I’m being. I know practice will help with all of this, but any feedback that can help me correct some of these things while I practice would be amazing. All of these were done with a 2B pencil. Thanks!
Hey, my English is not that good. So I tried to translate my text using 'ChatGPT'. Hope it makes some sense :) I've only done the beginner tasks so far, but I found the advanced task so interesting that I wanted to try it out at least once. For the first image, I chose a goldfish. It looks like I dressed the fish in pieces of cloth. I was very lost in the design process and much of what I drew is quite illogical, but I had a lot of fun during the process. I also tried some other animals. With the otter (second picture) I tried to pay more attention to creating a nice overall picture and to draw my lines more clearly. After all the attempts, I realized that I became more relaxed while drawing. The mouse is my last drawing. Before I started looking for reference pictures, I had a clear idea that the mouse should be an "adventure" or at least fit into that theme. When I made a sketch with a mouse with one eye closed, I immediately had the association with the character "Guts" from the manga series "Berserk" by the artist "Kentaro Miura" (an absolutely outstanding manga! Unfortunately, I cannot recommend it without reservations because its dark and explicit content traumatized me a bit at the time. But from my point of view, if you can handle it, it's the best manga for "Dark Fantasy" genre.) Although I know that many proportions are not correct, I am surprised how much I like the result. I see good progress in my work and understand how practicing with the previous drawings affects my current skills. It is very rewarding and motivating for me to notice this. Please write your critiques. I am very grateful for your opinions.