Here's my latest class assignment. I spent a little longer on this guy than the others, but in a shorter period of time, if that makes sense.
I originally intended the illustration to be a wide shot of the top floor of the Bradbury building in Los Angeles, but I decided after penciling it in that it just felt way overwhelming from a detail perspective. The sheer amount of linework on the page just kind of flattened the entire image. I took an interesting crop, and roughed in some tones and played with a bit of line thickness. It's rougher than i'd like, but isn't that always how it is?
Also, here's a sketch from our recent class visit to the Descanso gardens. All of my other sketches of just foliage met with utter failure, and will certainly not be shown here.