If you could let me know what my growth over the past year looks like, it would be great.
Here are some old pages.
My work is really inconsistent. I don't know how I do it, but I can't maintain any standards at all. It's like I don't learn anything. My brain computer is set to not receive cookies.
With that in mind, here are newer pages, which I began coloring:
Am I just spinning my wheels? I'm really unsatisfied with my coloring and light/shadow stuff. I'm doing some reading/tutorial viewing, and trying to emulate the styles of coloring I think are awesome, but I just don't know.
If you could take a look, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
First, don't be down on yourself. Although it doesn't seem like it in a place like this there are very few people can actually draw, much less are inclined to, so don't give up. Just keep doing what you love; drawing. (Hey, that's why you do it, right?)
Next, I think it's good work. You're developing a unique style all your own. Don't try to push it, just let it evolve on its own.
Finally, consistency comes only after you've been drawing a long time so just keep going and, eventually, drawing will become as easy to you as falling down. Just keep up the good work.
I think it's kind of hard to compare sketchlike black and white pictures with color. The color makes everything look more full and vibrant whereas there's alot of white space in the early ones. I don't think your characters look inconsistent, but the poses sometimes do. Occasionally there are wonky proportionings. Other times, the proportioning looks alright.
Are you searching online for poses and stuff to use as references? I'm not too hot with the whole consistency thing either, and I've found that relying too much on references makes me more of a copy machine than a learning drawer, because if there's suddenly a pose I can't find a reference to, I'm done. I've found that just drawing the same person in different poses and view points is the only way to be more consistent, and it helps to have a pose-able figure to give you the base of your pose, but not enough to just copy. Consistency comes with a core understanding of color/anatomy/everythingelse, and that understanding takes time, so don't give up. In the past, I've thought I was at a standstill, but looking back at those times, I can safely say I've improved. It was probably just an illusion from me comparing myself to people alot better than me. So rest assured, your work's not for waste