Hi, this is my first post in here, so I'll try to be interesting. I'm hoping to be able to go to the Vancouver Film School for classical animation once I finish up my film degree in a few years, and while I've had roughly ten years of private art lessons and some art classes in high school, I've gone stagnant in the years since then. Before I apply to VFS, I'd like to get better, since I'll still have a lot to learn by the time I get there-- I just don't feel that my art is where it could be at this point in my life.
Since I wandered over here from DA, I'm hoping for critiques that might be useful, and really hoping to be able to stretch myself again. I've never been strong in the areas of perspective and foreshortening, and my anatomy and composition have declined over the years as well. My skill in Photoshop is improving, though not very rapidly-- I learned how to use it for cel shading, and anything I learned was either self-taught or a tip I picked up from a friend of mine over the years, so I have a lot of area to improve there. I also haven't had a lot of real-life painting practice, so the technique is hard for me to apply digitally, though I'm trying to learn how (cel-shading really isn't very gratifying to me anymore).
Also, being as how I'm coming from DA, just about everything I have is fanart in some way-- it's not that I don't have my own ideas or designs, I just didn't feel comfortable posting them there, and so didn't work on them nearly as much. So bear with me as I round out my original artwork collection again.
Enough of my nervous rambling, on with the picture show.
Original Character (in-progress) (note the cel-type shading on most of it)
Another Original (in-progress) (again with the cel-style base)
Moonglow (one of my better PS pieces, though the moon is very blank-looking)
Moondance (probably the most ambitious one to date, though still lots of flaws, esp. with the background)
Commission (a piece I just finished for someone-- they asked for a sort of Disney/anime fusion piece)