Wow, haven't been here in a long time... I'm not in the happy bunch of people who study arts, so I don't really get to draw that much nowadays. :') </life story>
I'll get to the point without talking too much. Any advice on composition and such? Is it too cluttered, did I manage to get any story though... y'know? Ah, and I know it's very roughly made, which doesn't really add anything to the picture... and maybe makes it harder to advice... but I plan to do the final sketches in finer lines. That's something, isn't it. :'I
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Okay here is what I see, maybe it helps with your question on whether you get the story across.
I see a child sitting in a bed with mosquito nets , wearing a gasmask holding a scalpel shaving someones head*, and outside the bed you can see a gas flask and creepy balloons staring at the kid. In the far background, a window with boardings.
*I think it is a balloon as well, but I keep seeing the kids legs as the guys folded arms so could be either?
Story-wise? A lonely kid trying to keep itself happy (why are the teddybears tucked away like that?) having survived the apocalypse.
I see a kid drawing faces on balloons. Though, I canít understand why itís wearing a gas mask.
I don't know a single sod that draws and my art degree is a worthless piece of paper.
You have two of the tree things you require to be a successful artist. An internet connection (not that you cant get good without the internet, but its a bloody handy tool and gives you access to models, study material and this community of mostly helpful artists); something to draw on/with; the only thing you are lacking and the hardest thing to acquire- is the will and determination to dedicate your self to the art of the craft.
Oh. And about me not having been here in a long time, and not getting to draw a lot, doesn't mean I don't draw at all. What I draw is probably unsuited to post, though. Scribbles on squared paper and things for school groups that might be too internal joke-y plus earn me a good earful because I'm not to talk of it before it's gone to print, at which time it is too late to ask for help and guidance... *draws breath* So, while I actually do design/draw a little bit almost every day, I don't allow myself to draw freely very often. And unfortunalely, drawing freely is what I think will make me learn the most... And what in my head is more the kind of drawing-drawing I was referring to.
So sorry that I expressed myself so poorly and unclearly before. I know all too well what I mean but am, as proven in text and image, not as good at getting my thoughts across. Be it caused by language barrier or me being me (I think the latter...), it's still a thing to work at. Again, sorry.