end of sketchbook, come see my new one under the username AlexC
Firstly, I would like to thank all those who bothered to post in my old thread, however its time to shred the old, and begin anew.
My name is Alexander Carletti, and im 14 years old!(now 15:)),
and have been drawing for roughly 6 months.
Having been inspired in the first place, by the amazing mindcandyman, and starting the arduous task of drawing everyday.
I started a new sb, because i was embarrassed by my early stuff in my last sb.
Eh, beginnings are always ugly, i cant wait to scorn at this filth!
my old sketchbook
the following work varies from the last couple of days, to around a fortnight
GET TO THE LAST PAGE!!:)
NOTE, i HAVE ONE OF THOSE CRAZY LDC SCREENS THAT READS COLOUR DIFFERENTLY TO YOUR MONITER, ON SOME SCREENS IT CAN LOOK REALLY HORRIBLE, PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN VIEWING ANY DIGITAL WORK.
ago. From mirror, less than an hour!
another sp from mirror, less than an hour
tell me what you think!
I have a long way to go, and any helpful critique is definately welcome.=, and i will return the favour to your sb!
big~update, suck your teeth into it and give me advice
sup all, wow, thanks for all the comments, appreciate it-
dile, thanks man, I SHOULD of entered, but the judging wasnt too good, they were looking for "originality" if you catch my drift!
entdroid- thanks, i am ignoring it, Im gonna do some hand and feet studies to make up for my ignorance.
cheers, honestly, if you saw it, you wouldnt agree that this guy had won.
I just cant see how this guy can go to a professional atelier with a bunch of professionals, or would be pros, and do anything. thanks for the comment nevertheless.
thanks man, im working with turps as my base. Gonna work this weekend and do a hell of work on it. Oils are the most fantastic and crazy thing, I think it will take a lot of practice before i do anything good, but ive still got a long way before me...
meatsworthy- THANKS a lot for the answer, I get what your saying. Thats the advantage over pencil, you can apply colour largely, while pencil your restricted to line,- will check out mentlers stuff soon- oh, and what thread is that, he has a few sbs?
good point, Large is considered by subject matter, shape and a lot of factors, thanks for filling the void in my brain where digital should be!
thanks man, will do some bridgeman on planes!
yes, I Have also noticed that, but im working on it, its just a slight proportional problem.
-inserts choips into dudes arms like smack, arms enlarge, cya sam!
Ok, this is what i posted in the back to basics thread in the critique centre-
HEY, i was gonna bump back this thread, looks like someone beat me to it!
Anyway, take my words with a grain of salt, im definately not a pro but i do have something to say!
1st tip- enter lots of art competitions either online, or in your neighbourhood, its good having it on a resume etc, and the prizes may help financial issues
2:Repetition is the key to anatomy. Dont expect to draw a figure once and be able to do it again perfectly. It takes a few tries to understand, and more to remember.
3: DO selfportraits. Its a valuable exercise and it beats ref stuff by a mile. Use a mirror and not a photo. Mix up some long ones with some quick ones.
4:Before you draw, learn to draw! Lots of apriring artists start from their head and miss out on the fundamentals doing so. WHat I mean is start by doing simple exercises like from ref, life etc. Learn how to get proportions spot on everytime, make rendering your strong point. Back this up with anatomy studies!
5:ALWAYS carry a sketchbook with you( You can buy miniature sbs that are big enough to squeeze into your pocket, but are big enough to draw in.
You never know when inspiration will hit you, most often or not your not prepared, and cant get the idea down quick enough, so you lose it. It is also a good idea to carry a camera, even if its just attached to your phone.
6:Experiment in different mediums: You can learn a lot from a lot of traditional methods that will help you in the long run. And you might find that one area isnt your strong point, but another is.
7: When you think your done, or are nearly finished, leave it for a while, perhas overnight and look at it again in the morning. Most often or not, youll notice a plethora of mistakes. Its also valuable to get someone elses opinion, because after staring at it for an extended period, you dont notice the subtle mistakes.
8: Suck up as many tutorials as you can. Whether it be from magazines, the internet, books, dvds. You can learn a lot of new techniques and styles in doing so, and youll learn about new tools/features of programs that you havent used before.
Last but not least- enjoy yourself, If you land a good job, you never have to work a day in your life!
some crap- well, all crap, quantity over quality
oh, and today marks exactly 2 months till I hit 15! There is so much stuff i want, but i think the massive black dvds are on the top, and perspective for the comic book artist!
give me teh crits, lol