ThomasM - its funny you should say that because in my recent enviros ive tried to stay away from slapping something obvious in the foreground, it sort of became a 'trick' for me so i tried to get out of the habit of doing it - but i guess it works on some levels. Its definitely something ill have to look into, to see what works and doesnt. Thanks very much for brining this up, cheers.
Jockeman, oren90, teapo, Nickeybeats and cgaddict - thanks loads for dropping by, really appreciate your compliments. Thank you.
Had a pretty shit day really, didn't feel inspired at all for most of it, lots of empty paper when it came to trying and doing some fun/imaginative. So i just did some head practice, something which i think is the weakest part of my work by a country mile. My anatomy is OK, just my faces are always lacking something here and there etc etc - but im working on it. Sooo these are full of errors, if you can see consistent mistakes im making and errors that im making more than once - point them out. Im sure it will help me get these better.
Almost coincidentally, ive been reading Pluto - a manga by Naoki Urasawa, which is a sort of tribute/adaption of Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy. Just finished volume 1, and its totally awesome. His ability to tell a story and lay out dialogue and scenes is amazing - the pacing and flow is nothing short of amazing. It reads like a dream.
But his facial work and style is really good, totally not normal manga - at first i was a bit put off by his style, but now i cant get enough of it. His characters have really good expressions and tell so much of the story by themselves. So i think i might actually look into it on an artistic level. Some pages for you to see...
Here, here, here.
Page of photos/Andrew Loomis - pencil.
Page of imaginated heads - photoshop.