In Over My Head - Attempting to Art
I heard about this via Sinix and his wonderful set of videos on YouTube, and have been lurking and checking things out for a few days now. Finally mustered the courage to post, even though my best efforts at the moment come nowhere close to the level of creativity and excellence that you guys put out daily.
Still, the whole point of a sketchbook is improvement, right? Well. I have quite a lot to improve (though it doesn't help that I'm also a really harsh self-critic).
So a little bit about me to start things off, I guess. The most important thing for this thread is that I have never seriously attempted art before. Maybe some sad scribbles or doodles here and there, but nothing huge, and certainly nothing that gives any sense of skill or accomplishment. That said, please, push me along and keep me from descending into that whole "I can't do this, why did I even try" thing. It's bad, and it certainly doesn't fix the situation or help me improve. That's why I'm going to try my best to update this sketchbook every day (or so the theory goes), in order to get the daily practice that's required to become a better and more well-rounded artist.
It's also worth pointing out that I don't have a scanner, so my non-Photoshop sketches won't be making it up for a while. Hopefully that's not too big of a deal, but it means I will get plenty of digital media practice, eh? Haha.
So, here's something to start us off. Again, keep in mind that I've never really done this sort of thing before.
I was watching the 1986 Transformers cartoon movie. What can I say? Guilty pleasure, hehe.
This one was actually my very first attempt at Photoshop sketching. Meh. A whole bunch of perspective issues, and the design isn't terribly interesting, either.
A couple of pages from my sketchbook. Crummy, messy, loads of perspective and shape-forming issues.
This one's my most recent, having been done just yesterday. I actually went in with a thumbnail and worked it up to this crappy cell shaded mess. I kinda liked the thumbnail better.
Okay! That was embarrassing. Oh well. Nothing for it now, but to do more and improve! Who knows, maybe in a few months I won't actually be so embarrassed to post. Hehehe.
::rolls up sleeves::
Let's do some art.