Y'know, I was just thinking how my gallery could use some more color. So here's my Black and White project.
We had to illustrate (another) news article, this one was about how corporations are recruiting peer representatives to appeal to college kids. Yes the target is on the wrong eye, shhh it serves the comp better.
I'm decently happy with the linework (aside from squeezing the guy and the dog too close together), but rendering was A TIME. I forgot I don't necessarily draw things that make sense in space. Probably not using this style again. Learned a bunch, as always.
Posting this at 12:36, taking this to critique at 3. Anyone with a good idea for a fix before then gets to be my best friend forever.
The characterizations are completely gorgeous. I particularly love the way you've drawn the face of the guy on the left. There's such a great sense of movement in the gestures of the subjects, and there's a real control over the delicate cross-hatch you've got going on. This is a totally solid and marvelous drawing.
HE HAS LEFTIES EITHER SIDE OF HIM! AAAAAAAAAAARGH! lol sorry. one of my best mates in primary school was a lefty and we always sat on the same tables in classes (all tables were tables for two in australia-land) and it took us WAY TOO LONG to figure out i should sit on the right and he on the left so we didnt bump elbows while writing/drawing. I are clever hooman. out of curiosity, what handed are you?
I love this style. All the hatching looks superb over your style, which I usually see rendered in flats or simple, textureless shading. I agree about adding a little more definition to the girl's face, but must stress ONLY A LITTLE. Its really easy to go overboard on ladyfaces and make them look older or masculine. Just a little corner of a nostril and some more mouth detail would make it perfect. I love that dog face though. With that wrinkly mouth and beady little eyes, soo cuuutteee