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    My Evolution

    Hello all , I am new to this forum as you can see. My name is Dimitris ,I am 29 years old, I come from Greece and I want to learn to draw and paint. My main hobby so far has been music, I am composing electronic music.

    http://www.myspace.com/thekilon

    http://www.soundclick.com/kilon

    I am satisfied with my music , but I am afraid I suck at drawing. I have some experience with 3d software like 3d studio max, softimage xsi and zbrush and I am good at copying things with the pencil . But of course I still have a very , very , very long way to go till I am satisfied with my self.

    I opened this sketchbook with a hope of helpful advice , I have visited several other sketchbooks and seems like an excellent idea. I have to warn you that I am not used to wacom pens and drawing with them, I am 10 times worse than drawing with pencil. I guess it is something it may take some time getting used to.

    My goal is to at least spent an hour per day on drawing practice , I believe that I will able to spend alot more time than that, but I put this as a minimum . I work as lawyer so free time is luxury cause I work 50 hours per week .

    I have already downloaded the "Drawing & Anatomy by Victor Perard" and I will base my study on this book . Ok here we go , do not be afraid to say that my art sucks , I am an opened minded guy and tolerant to any kind of opinion and advice. Thank you for your tolerance .
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    Ok here we go. I spent only 30 minutes today on drawing but I spent another hour searching for a good anatomy book and doing some initial reading.
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    That anatomy study is a good start. Do some more and post them.

    Your music is pretty good by the way. Very...Ozric-esque almost...just less guitar work.

    Keep drawing! Pretty soon, you'll be a professional lawyer, DJ, AND artist! What a résumé!
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    Not bad, and rest assured that you're not the only one who has better 3d than 2d skills.
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    I am glad you started a sketchbook dimitri
    I also listened to your music and i can say it can fit well with some special artworks.I think that one goal for now is to make art-soundtrack pieces.It will be something unique i guess.
    Just for now keep studying anatomy until you understand it good enough
    see ya and thnx for stopping by my sketchbook
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    welcome here people here usually don't say your art sucks, it would be a useless "crit", you're a beginner, that's all. the crits here tend to be helpful, I love this site (though in the noob sb-s there are many 'nice start' posts, no matter the level, people just feel the urge to be kind to the little wannabe-artists - well, I like to be honest and helpful. nice too if I can )
    anatomy studies? good decision.
    and I saw much worse ones than your male body drawing
    use the anatomy book you like and other people, animals, objects, mirrors, photos, what you can and like (well, I'm a hedonist, so I do what I enjoy. but I enjoy anatomy and pose studies too). your attitude seems to be okay!
    one hour drawing a day after work - a noble wish, it's familiar do it, we're here to watch
    best wishes!
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    @ FourTonMantis: Yes my main concentration for at least the next months will be anatomy and after that perspective . I am sick and tired to copy things with adequate precision but when it comes to making my own art to be in a dead end. So I will start from the simple and worry about details , much , much later. Thank you for your kind words about my music. Music is something I took seriously the last 3 years but I think that I will take drawing even more seriously . I want to combine both at some point but for the time being improving my drawing skills is the highest priority.

    @ FightingSeraph: Yes 3d can be easier because you can edit anything but it takes huge amount of time. I am more interested in working fast that is why I believe 2d graphics will be more appropriate.

    @ kingkostas: Yes indeed my music is ambient + soundtrack + electro
    . Thank you for the advice to start my own SB , you were right it is a fun and creative challenge. I can see now why everybody is exited with this method. It really helps.

    @ shiNIN : I just make fun of my self. If I was not ambitious and did not believe in me I would not have left the comfort zone of composing music and start something completely new to me. It is a challenge and I see the fun side of things, that my art currently sucks but I am very anxious and exited to reach the maximum possible level. I am sure the next years will be alot of fun.


    I would like to thank you all for taking the time to encourage me , believe when I say that it means a lot to me.

    But enough talking I have spent almost 3 hours today drawing and studying anatomy as you have already advised me. Here the results. I am slowly getting used to using a wacom tablet.
    Last edited by kilon; September 3rd, 2008 at 05:00 PM.
    So you think , that you are a noob ? Wait till you see my sketchbook.

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=135839

    If you want something better then listen to my music

    http://www.soundclick.com/kilon
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    Someone once told me that drawing is fundamental to all types of art, including 3d I think its true but well see im new myself. I listened to your music pretty interesting. I listen to more dnb some trance jungle etc You do any other styles besides eletronica?
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    Nice studies.And yes i see progress from the first study to this one.So keep them up
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    Yeah studying is the fastest road to improving. Your'e definantly on the right track!
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    @ M4ze : I will have to agree , 2d is very useful if you want to do 3d. Because of my lack of knowledge of anatomy , shading, perspective , I lost countless hour of editing and editing and editing again 3d models . But now I understand what was wrong with my method. I no longer wish to return back to 3d , maybe I will use Zbrush again which is not 3d only . I love 2d graphics and I do not mind taking this step by step. Concerning music , I make only Ambient + electro+ soundtrack . I do not make trance or anything similar , because I try to stick to the music that comes naturally to me. But I love to listening to trance and any other kind of music as long as the track inspires me or motivates me in any way possible. I think you may find a couple of trance tracks in my website , for example "Supernova" , but I do not promise that is the best trance you have listened to.

    @ kingkostas : Yes I am getting used to using a wacom slowly but progressively . And of course the studies help a lot .

    @ Gorgoleon : Thank you very much. I already see some improvement and I wont abandon my studies.

    So here is new study. I used black as background because staring at white color tired my eyes. I find black much more relaxing and I used a shade of green blue to make it look like a blue print. Here we go
    Last edited by kilon; September 4th, 2008 at 03:05 PM.
    So you think , that you are a noob ? Wait till you see my sketchbook.

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=135839

    If you want something better then listen to my music

    http://www.soundclick.com/kilon
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    I like the pose studies most of them are really believable. I started such studies only recently maybe you should try the spartan camp activity here in CA 50 gestures + 1 optional study every week... I like it and find it useful, well, I wasn't so disciplined to make so many studies only for my own sb... but now I really like to do it
    for the background many artists use midgray. white isn't only bad for your eyes, but if you make a colored digital picture, it messes with your color choises, it's harder to decide what you should choose, they say. it's believable, I think.
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    You have to realize that the length of the legs is always more than the torso .
    Ckech it and you will understand the analogy
    Keep working
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