Hey guys, I'm not looking for any particular critique on a particular piece, but rather a broad observation of my recent artwork. I keep getting frustrated and stuck with my artwork because I know I could do better, and I know that these pieces are not my best. I've been working more at anatomy and structural backgrounds, but as far as the actual painting process goes something just isn't right and I cannot figure it out.
I was hoping you guys would be kind enough to assist me, as quite a few of you have in the past, in helping me figure out just what I'm doing wrong when approaching these pieces. As a note for my "method" I've been attempting to focus on the values of the piece - usually I will paint in black and white to color or constantly keep a b&w filter on and turn it on and off as I work to check the values. That aside, I know something is off with my artwork and I'd like outside opinions. Feel free to suggest or critique anything else that catches your eye. I'm just looking to better myself. Thanks!