Thanks to all the support from you kind people, I decided to try to keep posting on Deviantart as best as I could. So I started wondering how I could maybe make things easier for me, and I decided it might be good to get away from the marker and pen, on a desk I don't like, while being recorded, and instead do what's much easier to me. So I ended up in bed, with a mechanical pencil and kneaded and Tuff Stuff eraser, and reference, and I took my time and drew more slowly. I dunno how the whole thing works in terms of style... It's getting a little uncanny valley ( the heads don't really match the bodies ). Also, I don't think the mechanical pencil is the best for shading as it eats up a lot of lead... But it was much easier than using ink. I dunno... Need to do more experiments I guess.
Sycra I really like the curves! It reminds me of the cubist sculptures like the ones by Umberto Boccioni. I think if you are worried about style/uncanny valley, it is because you didn't think up the story early enough. If you had a story from the start you could decide not so much from a 'muh style' viewpoint but from a does it build upon the message.
Pencil for the win XD. I use regular pencils of different thickness for shading, makes things a little bit smoother but IDK if they work for you. In any case, I really like them, especially the bottom one~
I really love the top one. The second one is good too, but the leg in the back its kind of weird (i mean i dont know where the foot is exactly) and yes the face don't mach a bit. But still great job as always man, keep posting
Honestly I think this looks bloody great! The heads may not 100% fit but that honestly barely bothers me. I think these are very strong works! Maybe still try to challenge yourself with ink though? Up to you
I feel like you're too worried about about style man. You don't sound very happy with this one, but I think its the strongest work I've seen from you in weeks. Sure the heads don't match, but those are the weaker parts of this image because they're so artificial. For whatever my opinion is worth to you, I think you'd be better off just doing what comes naturally when you're working from reference and don't try to force a "style." Style happens unintentionally because its an expression of yourself and how you see the world. Like a verbal accent, its obvious when someone is forcing it.
Oh my gawsh, Love it! There is just soooooooooooo much personality in these.. YAY that you're still posting *happy dance*
You might find something like a traditional 2B- 4B pencil easier to get the shading in with - used on it's side, the mech pencils are great for keeping a nice clean line, but the other ones do better at laying down even graphite. (and it's faster)
I utterly /love/ the highlights (in fact /everything/ about) that top one, that is one you should go back to when your tablet is fixed, it'd make an amazing print.