Like many recent sketchbookers (it seems), I'm a long-time lurker. Probably since I was about 12 or 13, haha. Aside from being a creeper, I've been doodling on and off, mostly off, but I randomly decided to pick it up again. I spontaneously changed my major without thinking about it and as you'll read on ahead, regret it a little. But I try to make the best of what I have.
I'm currently a studio arts major at UCI. I've realized it's a waste of my time (the program is rather poor), so I'm going to either switch majors or double major. However, I'm still interested in drawing, and although I might not continue with it as a profession, I'd love the opportunity to improve in it.
The classes I took at UCI were, well, like I said, unhelpful. They never provided crits, as the students and the teachers were always too kind or they didn't say much at all. I'm most definitely aware that I've got a lot to learn so I'm really quite capable of taking criticism, preferably helpful--if it sucks, I'd really like a reason so I can make it not suck next time!
I'm trying to deviate from the anime/manga style that so attracted me as a child (still does, I suppose). It's a slow process, though. I'm hoping to take some life drawing classes eventually, so as it stands I'm aware that my anatomy is kind of poor.
So yep..thanks for reading (if you did):
The thumbnail is just some random Photoshop coloring, it was probably my second time--I have a mouse so I dread doing any digital work. No tablet yet. :/
The big pictures are oil and watercolor, respectively. The oil was the first time I'd painted--I just randomly found a piece of wood outside and snapped it in half to paint on. I had been doing some painting homework (colors grids) and I had leftover paint I didn't want to waste, so I used it. I rather dislike oils as it's difficult to control for me, plus I'm terribly impatient. The watercolor is actually a few months old--it's not done on watercolor paper, I just used a piece of thick paper that came with the comic book I bought (Runaways ). I'll start posting more sketches instead, but I figured I'd start off with some colorful things.
I'm terrible at environment/background and I really need to get myself to do those, but I get lazy and bored = =''. Also, apologies for the poor quality: I used my camera phone to take them. I'll -scan- sketches later.