I finally figured out how to compress the images so conceptart.com will accept them.
Well now that that's out of the way, I've been coming to this site for a long time, since 2006. I just visited to look at sketchbooks and other people's drawings.
I'm 23 and I used to draw a lot as a kid, but I never really developed my skills or tried new things. Stopped around middle school then took it back up again in freshman year after watching others do well at it. I'm not going to school for art and I don't intend to make a living of it, but its a skill I would like to develop for my own enjoyment.
I have very little formal training, mostly just a few classes from high school and then one class in community college. I stick to pen and pencil for the most part, but I like to dabble in watercolor and I am trying to learn how to use a wacom tablet for digital.
Any critiques, help, or advice is welcome.
Last edited by Babaganoosh; June 21st, 2012 at 11:58 AM.
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Welcome to CA! You're off to a good start. Draw every day with the intent to improve and the skill will come.
If you want to learn, I'd definitely recommend checking out ctrlpaint.com. Even if you don't paint digitally (with a wacom tablet or similar device), Matt's traditional videos are very useful.
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Welcome, can def tell that you have some drawing experince under your belt, think If you crank out the drawings for a couple of months you will see some improvments quickly
Like most of us I think ananatomy studies will really help you espc with proportions, notice that in one of you face drawings eys were missalinged.
Also I think some gesutre studies of figures to think through dynamics and flow through the human body
Also with rendering think in terms of form and structure as ell as blocking in value
Ill second Clean3d's recommendation about ctrlpaint.com its afantastic site covers alot of things helps you think through your learning and study.
Good luck with the journey look forwardto seeing your growth
Thanks guys. That website looks pretty cool. I have a tablet but I'm not skilled with it yet, that site looks like it will be very helpful.
I have drawn for some time but I think I'm kinda stuck right now. Can't do much better than what you see there, but I have a lot more drawings to post that I will share soon.
Some more of my older drawings. Most have a date written somewhere on them.
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Just a few more. Some of these near the end are very old. The one with the knight on the right was all from my head, even though its not very accurate, I'm glad it turned out okay.
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Some new stuff. The landscape was copied from a photo, painted in Corel Painter Essentials, one of the first times I've used my tablet. The still lives were also done with tablet, but using autodesk sketchbook express.
Not really sure which program I should use with digital. I know there's a few different kinds around and I would like to pick one and get settled with it.
I'm still trying to get better at anatomy. I don't really know how to give form through shading and such.
Also trying to do better with faces and capturing expression. I cannot accurately convey ethnicity in my drawings yet either.
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still working on faces and anatomy. A few things from life too.
A few things and some practice on perspective.