Uhhh. I'm only twelve years old, I live in the US and I just found this site today. Most of my art is just pencil. I'm kind of a beginner in airbrush so I'll post some of that when I can. I don't know how often I'll get around to posting but I'll try to at least once a weak.
Hey, man welcome to the forums. this is pretty good for a 12 year old. The best way to improve is to draw what ever you can whenever you can. Do as many studies as possible. Life drawing, figure studies and anatomy studies will help out a lot. I know that if I was 12 again, i would be doing as many of these studies as possible.
Kee up the good work dude.
My Sketchbook- C&C very welcome
Thanks a lot. One question, define "studies", sorry but I don't know what that is. Anyway, here's something I just did tonight. I guess I rushed through it too much. You'll probably notice a lot of mistakes.
Studies are basically practice drawings. There are several different types, the one's you should probably work with now are life/photo studies, figure studies, and anatomy studies.Originally Posted by NiGhtiNGale
In a life/photo study, you find an object or person who'll sit still and try to draw them as realistically and accurately as possible. While doing this, try to figure out why the subject looks how it does.
In figure studies, you just do real quick full figure sketches in a variety of poses as practice.
Anatomy studies are where you try to figure out the human body. Here you'll be cracking open an anatomy book and studying skeletal structure, muscles, etc.
The flower you drew is pretty cool, but one problem I see is all of the petals overlap each other in sequence. You should vary that up a bit.
Anyhow, you're off to a great start. Just keep at it!
-My work can be found at my local directory thread.
Thanks. Here's a sphere I did. It actually turned out pretty good. I feel all happy because I didn't rush and it payed off. Once again, any suggestions you have post them. I'm trying to learn.
Last edited by NiGhtiNGale; January 20th, 2007 at 07:42 PM.
Here's the concept for a surreal scratch art I have to do for school, tell me what you think is good/should be changed. Thanks.
The shadowing on the sphere you did look good. Keep doing similar studies and keep posting!
Yaaahhhh, i got a problem... I cant upload any of my pics... I checked and for some reason, theyre all like 22 MEGA BITES??!?!?!?!?!?? how do i make em smaller?
Zombie - thanks alot
But untill i figure out my little problem all i can do is scan stuff in (i do some of my work on large newsprint which is a bit of a problem). Here's another concept for school. I dont know why I wrote rock n roll on the grave, Im kinda compulsive when it comes to concepts (just look at my last one). Tell me what you think of this one.
Last edited by NiGhtiNGale; January 24th, 2007 at 05:09 PM.
I love how you took your timeo n drawing that sphear. I looks great. Have you ever used adobe photoshop? Make then into jpg's. That will reduce megs alot on your image.
Nice initiative of you to join this forum!
Wish I posted a sketchbook when I was 12.. Might have been michealangelo-level by now ="(
Anyway, like Envisor and Anid Maro said, doing studies from life will fill your brain with all the shapes you'll need to draw great. But don't go into details too fast, always keep checking if the proportions are right. For example; keep asking yourself questions like, 'What pieces of the image (and by image I mean that what you see) have the same size? Which lines run parallel with the other line?'
If you can just keep those proportions as they are, you'll make great progress.
If you are serious about drawing, then keep drawing. I really hope I can see you improve.
Deru - Yes, i do have some Photoshop experience but the images are already jpg's, what else can I do?
Vigilandus - Thanks a lot, I'm doing everything I can to improve. I draw everyday and am starting classes at a Fine Arts Association.
Hope I can get some stuff up soon.
Okay, I fixed my little issue. I'll i can say is; I'm an idiot. Anyway, here's another study I did. I think I did pretty good. Like always, tell me what you think.