Hello all, this is my first post on CA, so please inform me if I make any stupid mistakes or ask any stupid questions. ^^;;
First sketch is a random zombie lady I drew a while ago... Photoshop 7, no reference.
Second is a somewhat unfinished bust-ish sketch I did today. I'm not very jazzed with it, and therefore probably won't be finishing it. Photoshop 7, no ref (which is probably why I hate it).
So please, tear them apart! Help me be a better artist!
Also, a couple questions: I love to draw people, it's my main thing. However, I don't have access to live models (or anyone willing to sit for me). What is a good way to practice (and improve, hopefully) without copying photographs or drawing a billion self-portraits?
#2: I was thinking of starting a thread in the sketchbook forum not only to get some helpful crits on my stuff, but to kick myself in the butt to draw more. Is there anything inadvisable about a newb such as myself doing that?