~ New Years' Sketch Resolutions... ~
... Resolution - other than to make better scans of my sketchbook - is to actually get better at sketching all around: composition, lighting, human form, etc. To really loosen up, even in the more realistic pieces, if possible. (Looking at the above, I've got some ways to go on that front.)
Claire Wendling's been known to completely redraw a sketch from scratch several times over until the look and feel of the thing catches the balance she's looking for. Good idea... another reason why I shouldn't run off posting anything I've done several months remove, just to look like I'm making progress.
Looking at the first color sketch-up I did of the Wehrmacht characters above (the post before this one, below)... well, was done several months ago. Caca. Hence the redraw above from scratch. As much of an excuse as this is, Cintiq's a pain to draw in; and being on work hours doing these studies doesn't help much. I will say though, looking through this book's helped alot.
Anyhow, more recent stuff from the sketchbook below: