Hello, i'm Amanda.
I've been drawing for 4 years now, but 3 years and 6 of those was just of weird mangas.
Now I'm studying a lot of fine arts, and my goal is be a (almost)pro artist in about 4 years.
I created this sketchbook because I don't see improvement anymore, so I came here hoping get some help and absorb everything I can from CA without have to pay for that.
Last edited by Kashmir; February 6th, 2013 at 03:33 PM.
Hi Welcome to CA!
It's great that your goal is to go pro in 2 years.
I love your paintings. Especially that last one.
Though with regards to the hand sketches, try to keep the lines to a minimum. Observe closely, and take your time to draw. I've always felt i would learn more that way. Try to see the hands in forms. Break them up into the different angles.. You might start to understand their forms better. XD
That's all I can offer for now. I'm still learning as well! All the best! And keep at it!
I think this looks like a great start! I started my sketchbook 2 years ago and its helped me loads too, plus you make loads of contacts and friends, so Im sure it will for you too!
Good luck, work hard, dont give up and always surround yourself with good work and be honest with yourself. And listen to crits. Youll do great!
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Devianatart-like are portraits, but portraits I'm already used to. Anyway..
Sorry, i didn't explain very well: My goal is be able to make money with my art when I be 18 years, and considering how much I improved till now, and that there is nothing holding me back to drawn all day, it seems possible But Thank you.
Also, here is a scenery i'm working in. I have some problem with defining the horizon line, but I will fix it today.
By the way, can someone give advices for drawing man? All the ones I draw looks girly
Last edited by Kashmir; January 30th, 2013 at 03:09 PM.
Not a bad sketchbook! Work on that perspective! Sketch cubes a lot, practice 1 point, 2 point and 3 point! and then place the house you just drew, in a cube. You can place anything inside a cube, as long as it has the correct perspective. I drew over your sketch to show what I mean.
I think that you have a lot of motivation, but always stay on your feet also be prepared for critiques!
So...I think you need to study better the hands anatomy, also try to draw from life, it will help you a lot. For drawing man, just...draw man as much as you can.
Sketchbook -> http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...book&p=3544005
Facebook -> http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eleyon...156040?sk=wall
@Woofy, thank you, but I'm curious, I believe I never seen a 3 persperctive point before, can you tell me how is that? And I've done the house with the metod Yoitisi taught, I didn't sketch the persperctive lines, maybe that is the problem
@Eleyon I'm very used to critiques, don't worry :p So.. I'm already doing some hands and feets here, and in the weekend I will get some mans photos to study. Thank you!
Also, i'm a bit ambitious, sometimes that is a curse, you know?
Thank you guys, and I would love some help jtaart..
So, I'm now back to grayscale paintings, to work more on volumes.. Also, I was going to post some sketchs from my sketchbook, there is a lot of good facees, but everything is so messy that I will do more clean ones.
Those are some paintings I did this week, I give up the first one after getting a bit nervous doing it, that is why it is so rough, the still life I will finish, I promess, I'm just waiting to be alone at home. Ahm, Thank you
This painting is a scene from a book I'm reading. Is a anatomist explaining to his henchmen how to get a corpse
I'm also planning to do still life outside, using gouache, someone have advices? Like which colours should I buy? And brushes?
Last edited by Kashmir; October 23rd, 2012 at 08:30 PM.
Oh it seems I will be watching this thread since I am a teenager in my late 18's after all. Other then that keep at it and don't give up!
It looks kinda stiff. It also seams to be looking at something we can't see. You might want to try to start it over which is something few artist can do, and most of the time its quicker to start over than trying to doctor a painting.
This is just my opinion, and I'm often wrong.
Last edited by jtaart; November 17th, 2012 at 12:18 AM.
I've been without PC since November, so first I will post the tradicional ones, painted on November/December (The unfinished one I'm painting now).
The digital paintings (One Sargent study, the others are from mind)
Some sketchs from my sketchbook
That's all folks! (But leave a critique first)
Last edited by Kashmir; January 30th, 2013 at 03:55 PM.
The last pages from my sketchbook. I bought a nakim technical pen, is amazing. Sorry about the photos, my scanner is broken. Some gestures are from Delacroix paintings
So, I zoom out the max I could and concentrated on the colors and values from Bouguereau paintings.
Here are my insights: His paintings were very delicate because he suppressed a lot his values on the figures. They were light and pale, as the lights were diffuse and blue (With exceptions) But he used the nature around the figures to create interest points, with plants pointing to the figure or creating contrast.
The background colors were complementary, with purples and greens, but the figures were analogous.
He also worked very nicely the values, using chiaroscuro; they give the feeling of purity but still have interesting contrast.
In the last painting the mid tone is hot, giving the girl a stunning color I wasn't able to translate.
The anatomy is good to see, he is very good in rendering but now, and only now I see they weren't important.
Last edited by Kashmir; September 3rd, 2013 at 09:58 PM.