Any opinions on how Vader's coming along? Obviously not finished, but I'd like to know what you guys think of it so far. Any criticism and feedback is welcome!
Most Helpful Girl
Looks pretty good, but keep sharpening your pencil to reduce the bluriness of the lines to the minimum!0
Most Helpful Guy
It looks decent so far. It's difficult for me to judge proportions due to the angle of the photo though. In any case, I think you could benefit a bit from blending with your shading. I don't know your art experience, but this can be done with simply rubbing your finger on the shaded parts.
I would experiment around on scratch paper so you get a feel for it. Blending has the benefit of creating smoother shadows and getting rid of the "pencil line" effect. Given vader's shiny black armor, I would imagine this would elevate it to a new level.
On a sidenote, if you have a more black pencil, I would use that and create things overall darker. You can also create more contrast that way. Vader is pretty black and your pencil is gray. This naturally creates a roadblock if you don't have a darker pencil... but nevertheless, that's my personal opinion on the matter.1