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September 2nd, 2008 #1
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.
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 .
Last edited by kilon; September 8th, 2008 at 05:15 PM.
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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.
September 2nd, 2008 #3
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September 2nd, 2008 #4
Not bad, and rest assured that you're not the only one who has better 3d than 2d skills.
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September 3rd, 2008 #5
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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September 3rd, 2008 #6
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
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September 3rd, 2008 #7
@ 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.
If you want something better then listen to my music
September 3rd, 2008 #8
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?
September 4th, 2008 #9
September 4th, 2008 #10
Yeah studying is the fastest road to improving. Your'e definantly on the right track!
See the TURTLE of enormous girth!
On his shell he holds the earth.
His thought is slow but always kind;
He holds us all within his mind.
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September 4th, 2008 #11
@ 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.
If you want something better then listen to my music
September 4th, 2008 #12
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.
September 6th, 2008 #13
You have to realize that the length of the legs is always more than the torso .
Ckech it and you will understand the analogy