Hey guys,im Matt, i'm 16 (now 17)starting this sketchbook so i can get better at art.
A problem im going to have is battling my computer,as it refuses to upload images.
ill try and update as much as i can anyway.
This picture was of some monster i drew awhile back,i never really finished it but it was the best mouse painted one i had.
i need crits and lots of advice,ill post some of my better more recent stuff soon.
until then though
Last edited by The Curehead; May 8th, 2008 at 06:34 PM.
Heyyy, welcome to the club! That pic is pretty spiffy, although might want to clean up the color running off head into teh blue. As for the computer not wanting to upload the files, are you saving them as .jpgs? First crit, post more! second, post more!
ok heres some updates,thanks for the encouragment.
ill have some more better ones later.
the golden guy is part of a space fantasy concept,hes a cleaver gaurd.
the monkey is the ape of god.
the other dude is one of my latest attempts at using my tablet,help and crits are welcome.
ps.anygood colouring/photoshop tutorials out there?
hey guy,this is my most recent tablet piece,im using it to try and learn alot of stuff.id loved a paint over or other suggestions,cuz my photoshop knowledge is limited.i really need help with how to paint
thanks for the comments guys
oviously early stages,but im not sure if im going about this the right way
you should try to copy some other ppls work, i did a lot when i was about your age and that really helped me as it sort of programmed me to do certain things like poses, faces and the like. after u have done some of that, do a sketch of your own and see if you improve. also do the usual, look at anatomy, other ppls works and stuff
hey moonster thanks,just curious are you irish too?
See the guysin the woods were actualy my attempts at drawing much lighter like alan lee does(lord of the rings concept artist).
i dont think the pics i have up chart my progression out of really heavy stuff from earlier,but my rendering has definatly improved.
anyone in praticular you'd suggest learning from,I like andrew jones stuff,so maybe ill try some of those.
also my updates are few and far between due to my pc uploading issues and laziness.i try and get some up this week.
l Also need to not resise my pics so small.they dont show up well.
any way the concept im doing now will hopfully be a continued progress.
yup next update(when i can upload again ) will have 2 pieces on toned paper,
a inside of a hand and a garden chair(inspiring i know).
also i try and have a digital wip im working on uploaded.
expect them maybe by this weekend. if not sooner.
It seems to me that you are trying to do too many things at the same time. Try to learn the basics before you go over to designing characters or painting. Do more studies. Of course painting inbetween doing studies doesn't hurt, but I think if you concentrate more on learning anatomy etc. at first you'll improve faster.
thanks for the comments.
i havent done any digital painting in a long while so i decided to have some fun.
Its the doodle i did in french class,its a wip.but ive never really gotten this far before,and im unsure of how ill get it to look better.
i try stuff out and see.
hope you like it
Hi! It is great to hav an sb in an early age as yours. And, congrats to u for a good headstart. (I didn't know there is something called 'sb' at ur age .)
Well, here's my 2 cents:
I think at your age is more likely about info gathering. So, besides involved yourself deeply into the traditional media. You should nvr neglect ur study as a student . As Miyazaki said in his biography,"...need not hurry get urself into art school.." He likes to encourage youngster to get more xposure and widen ur knowledge in many aspect as you can. And, try to read more. Coz it is very good to excersice ur imaginations. I believe drawing skills would come along while you into practice. (This is what im doing now, practice and practice and practice...)
But, idealization, originality and identity is something hard to come by with mere drawings and practice.
In short, widen your perspective of thoughts as much as you can. It could be the fuel that powers up your creativity in later years. And, as many great people in this forum said "Keep working with your anatomy studies", or do more master replica. However, never forget to analyze before you copy.
this is a really promising start - theres lots of imaginative stuff happening..gotta agree with a lot of people and say not to neglect your observational drawings - that fist study in post 7 is really good... more stuff like that would definately help you in your more creative drawings...
having said that, make sure you dont stop doing cool interesting things tho - a nice mix of the 2 is definately the best way to go
ok i havent uploaded in awhile,stupid computer.
but heres a huge update for you.
self portraits were mainly from my art course.
hellboy is hellboy.
some studies from my hand, and bridgeman.
loads of creatures