Hello everyone! My name is vinay. i am 27 years old, working in a bank. well! i always loved comics, cool characters , cartoons but never thought that i would wanna draw them. although i did use to try to draw when i was kid but as i grew up i got involved in studies and job and all. now about one year back came across some cool character drawings on internet and that led me to really neat resources to learn how to draw and i was amazed to see how much hard work and study one has to do to learn to draw. and stupid me always thought its something only some select talented people can do. but now i know that anyone can draw and that really fueled a strong desire in me to learn to draw..
although i know its never too late to learn anything but every now and then the feeling of starting late creeps up on me and i really get sad and discouraged. i wanted to join an art school but when i told my parents about it that i wanna quit my job and join an art school they said it's an idiotic decision, so i kinda had to stick with my job and learn as much as i can on my own
i have been drawing for almost one year now but its been on and off , and honestly mostly off and within this one year i pretty much wasted my time on deciding how to start , what do draw first, what book should i pick and what not..so i guess you guys can help me with that too. rite now i am working with andrew loomis "Figure drawing for all it's worth" and stephens rogers "Atlas of human anatomy" .
i won't be able to post my work everyday as my job takes up almost my whole day however i will try to upload new work at least thrice in a week
Hey Vins. Your start looks great! The skulls are sweet and your Loomis too. We are starting at the same age and it looks like you are already further ahead of me. It would be great to follow you. I know exactly what you mean by "it's not too late, but occasionally it does creep up on you.
I wouldn't say quit your job. Stay here, I believe you can learn so much from this site...I already have and I expect to learn a lot more.
Definitely stick with Loomis...and Bridgman too if you want to learn figure. Seems the way to go from what I have seen people say..well, 'write'. Also do not neglect drawing from life, things you can see...on the way to and from work, in your lunch break etc...
i attempted to do a master copy of DÜRER, Albrecht , i took the reference from web gallery of art. i know my skills are limited but i guess i could've done some more work on it like on the ear for example... but even to get that result it took me around 3 hours . i got bored
Last edited by Vins_2011; October 5th, 2011 at 06:12 PM.
@ Baudolino .. oh i am really glad that you dropped by my sketch book and actually liked something too but i have to confess that i cheated a bit on that its done with regular 2b graphite pencil i just gave it a tint in Photoshop using hue saturation
well! here are some very quick skull studies ..i am always copying things so wanted to see how well i can draw skull if dont have a reference ignore the shading this is something i am still trying to learn
couldn't draw much coz of work here is a small update...
some more manikin poses from loomis , i also tried to do some from imagination
which actually i didn't post as i failed miserably so sticking with just these copies until i get comfortable with these...
First of all don't worry about starting late. Van Gogh only started at almost 30, Matisse as well. Alfred Wallis is interesting as well, he started in his 50s, after his wife died, and, well, even though he is not the most technical artists ever, he made his mark in history.
You're great for a starter, keep reading Loomis and drawing EVERY single day, and keep posting here!
Hey Vins, thanks for stopping by my sketchbook. The skulls you did in photoshop look amazing, and the loomis studies look great too. For a beginner, you really have a lot of talent, keep up the good work.
Hey Vin,I know exactly the feeling you are describing in your first post and I guess most artist that starts drawing feels the same,but you need to think positive and believe in yourself so you can overcome it and keep going.
Draw every day,draw from life,keep doing those studies from loomis and most important enjoy the drawing.Looking forward to your progress man!
@AlanAllen ... hey! thanks alot for coming by my sb i read about those artists you mentioned ..really inspiring ..really appreciate it
@Leo 7 ... hello leo , thanks for coming by i am a fan of your hard work and dedication
@Shuty...thanks for visiting my sb i checked your sb..your work is awesome
well! i am trying to learn anatomy a little bit..here is a little update
Niiice studies dude Keep hitting those gestures...your arm studies look great also. Keep at it. Try and do something each day, even if it is only 5 mins. I know you have to work and real life duties, but keep plugging. you'll get there. Maybe try a study or still life, that you can come back to. Spend some time really looking and seeing.
@Magyar .. Thanks ! and yes its never too late to learn as i found so many other people here in cA starting out at the same age
@Damien Levs > Thanks and yes i do draw everyday whenvever i get time its just they are all scriblles, i feel they are not worth posting here ,
my first goal is to learn human figure and anatomy however i do love to do still life as well...so will be doing some still life too every now and then, cheers
@ Lyrain .. you are just being nice i saw your sb and really i have a lot of catching up to do reach your level
@KOnm...Thanks konm, really apperciate your support
here is another update after a long gap as usual
1 & 2 .. finished loomis arm study however still confused a bit
3 .. posting an old stuff A bell, its used in india when worshiping
4.. again an old drawing..an unfinished portrait of Mahatma Gandhi, he was a great freedom fighter and leader of india . i failed to do the actual likeness so got discouraged in between and gave it up..