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June 21st, 2009 #1
Gary's Humble Beginnings
Why is it always so difficult to write introductions to these things?
To sum it up, I've been an artist for as long as I can remember and it has always been a dream of mine to take my hobby and make it into a career. But somewhere along the way I got discouraged and stopped drawing.
Now, whilst studying Games Design at university, I've decided that I want to chase that dream and have started to get my drive back one step at a time.
But I'm a bit rusty, obviously, so I thought that I'd best start at the beginning with some studies and life drawing rather than try (and fail) to draw something "cool"!
EDIT: The image of the Ball, which I put up here as an excuse to actually start this thread, has been replaced with something a bit more interesting for the thumbnail!
Last edited by GHudston; June 23rd, 2009 at 07:59 PM.
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Surely you must have some sketches lying around collecting dust in a drawer somewhere. Dust them off and lets see some more!
The piledump of sketches
row row rowing my boat.
June 21st, 2009 #3
: > It is a very nice ball. Maybe you could add a highlight and it's cast shadow too.
Post more when you can. Good luck.
If you have the time, please stop by my sketchbook, Chock Full o'Nuts.
I would appreciate any advice or critiques.
June 22nd, 2009 #4
While I try to get my scanner working again (Technology, my best friend and worst enemy in one.) I've scrounged up a couple of old pictures to show you, I'd love to hear your thoughts!
The first (and obviously oldest) one was my first real attempt at something besides inking and blocking in colour, way back in 2005. The betta fish followed shortly after that and the last image is far more recent, painted last summer as a design for a costume/prosthetic mask.
More old sketches should follow soon along with some new stuff.
Thanks for the comments thus far!
EDIT: Changed last image to much smaller version, sorry about that. Is there anyway to set it to display a thumbnail instead of the full sized image?
Last edited by GHudston; June 22nd, 2009 at 02:01 PM.
June 22nd, 2009 #5
Something new, as promised.
It's a work in progress, obviously, but I'm quite pleased with the progress so far. As always, thoughts and suggestions are welcome!
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Great start man, you've definitely come to the right place. This placeis a fountain of knowledge. Starting with learning ti render simple forms (like the sphere) is a great place to begin, and if you should continue to do so with other organic shapes you will have a kickass foundation.
Other than that, draw lots from life, and just draw lots in general.
Keep it up man,
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June 22nd, 2009 #7
Aww, I really love your most recent work in progress, it's adorable!
June 23rd, 2009 #8
Spent the last hour or so finishing up the bulldog. I'm really pleased with it, let me know what you think!
Also: New art signature. I never really liked the old one anyway.