Hey everyone, here's my latest finished piece. I originally started it in February, then put it aside during my slump. I'm glad I did, because I came back to it in September and decided to finish it. But before I did, I watched SVS videos and learned a ton, which I applied to this. I couldn't really change the composition by that time, but I think I added a lot of depth and interest to it. You can scroll up a bit to see the original before my changes. Any critiques are greatly appreciated!
@ShereeNorthrup Thank you - yes, it did get easier towards the end there. I used a 0.1 and 0.2 pen for the finer detailes, but tried to use only the brush pen to make the sphere and rays. Getting the ends pointy and the lines accurate was hard, but not impossible (thank God!), and I didn't have quite as shaky a hand as the two previous ones. My arm needs a rest now, but I'll do another this weekend I think, hopefully I will have gained some confidence :)
Can't seem to put down the sketchbook these days :) Didn't get anything done last night, but tonight I squeezed in a few more polar bears. I find them difficult because of the blocky shapes - it's hard to tell any structure beneath all the fur and muscle/fat, so they sort of end up looking very flat. So I'm trying to hint at where the joints would be to bring more life to them, and up my understanding of their anatomy.