While I can't really offer any advice on how to improve, as my artistic ability is limited to music. I will say that your lines are very, very nicely done, and I can see a great amount of character in each of the individuals you've drawn. Nice work!
Hi Kit! Seems we're in the same boat, the HMS Trying To Improve Our Drawing.
I agree with Fenwick that your lines are very well done, and your jaw lines are super slick. It seems to me you're 3/4 and profile sketches are stronger than your straight-on faces. Unfortunately, I can't really offer advice on how to fix those, since straight-on faces like to beat me in the head with a 2x4 whenever I try to attempt them. (Symmetry and I don't get along very well.)
So if I were you, and I were looking for a place to start, that's where I'd start. 'Cause otherwise, your portraits are pretty smokin'.
I rather fancy your portraits immensely, butyoualreadyknowthat. I will say though, that I love how--even if it's just the linework--there's already a lot of character to all these guys. You get a feel for them in the eyes especially, which I think is just friggin' neat. I can't wait to see more!
I guess it feels less natural since people rarely face others for long. Or maybe that's just me? And thanks for the link, that should be useful!
No, I'm right there with you. People rarely look at other people straight on for longer than it takes to get their attention. Unless they're doing that "staring lovingly into each others' eyes" thing. I have a hell of a time with it myself, but I figure we gotta challenge ourselves to improve, right?