Hi, My name is Christoffer, but you may call me Dhex and Iím from Sweden. Iíve been aspiring to become a professional artist for quite a while now, but it is not until very recently that I realized my childishness and laziness in approaching art and drawing as a whole. For all these years I didnít do any anatomy studies, no muscle or bone studies, no figure drawings or real life study session of any kind. Why? Iím not sure, maybe a part of my thought that I could just do art naturally and I would improve as a cause of it. Of course, I did improve, but progress was slow.
But I did learn from this, and I have been in the act of reinventing myself for this past half year, doing nothing but drawing 6-12 hours every day when I am free from work, and every free hour I can find after or before work, doing all those anatomy and figure studies I never did. Take it from me, practice and study properly, do those figure drawings, focus on getting the general forms and shapes right, learn how to construct stuff properly before going in and rendering all those leafs. This is fundamental, and foregoing it in favor of the fluffy stuff will only hurt you.
Iím aware that a lot of my stuff is anime-mangaish, itís something that Iím not satisfied with and working on processing out. My aim is some type of stylized semi-realism. Iíll be doing a lot of figure, anatomy and portrait/face studies so you probably wonít see a lot of ďfinishedĒ work from me, but there will be some.
I tend to use a mix of photo, art (of other artists and art books), model figures and 3d when studying, and when using those references I consciously try not to copy them completely, rather I focus on absorbing the forms depicted or the emotions they evoke in me while also making my own interpretation of those forms and shapes. I believe that It's the job of the fine artist to recreate what he sees, while the job of the concept artist is to understand what he sees, in order to find a use for it in something else.
Iíll start off with some work and sketches from 2008, then work towards my newer stuff. Any and all critiques & feedback is appreciated more so than anything, donít be afraid of hurting my feelings, because you canít.