Go to page 3 for the update.
All the attachments from the first post were moved to the second post so I can update properly.
June 30th, 2009
After several months of lurking I finally found the courage to start a sketchbook here, in the hope of receiving critiques so I can improve.
With the risk of boring you to death I feel that some introduction words are needed.
My name is Elena and I live in Bucharest, Romania. I have a little artistic background, not much though, as I studied art in Highschool, but we learned only basic stuff there, no anatomy or figure studies, only still life. That was 7 years ago, anyway, and I don't remember much. After I finished Highschool, for 7 years I have not touched a pencil or a brush (and how I regret it now) although I wished to do it every day. I felt the need to do it, I wanted to do it, but I just couldn’t.
Last year I had the great opportunity to attend to a Graphic Workshop where Marko Djurdjevic and Andrew Jones were invited, here in Bucharest, and it was such great inspiration that I decided I have to start drawing again. So I bought a sketchbook and pencils and waited for the right time to start drawing. But when was that right time eh? Luckily at the workshop I also found out about CA community and after two months of lurking I was so inspired that I started using the sketchbook.
I am going to post here all my drawings starting that point, even though most of them are not so good and many times I felt the need to correct older sketches or draw over them but I think is best to leave them as they are so I can see improvement (if there is any ).
Also, 2-3 months ago I have acquired a drawing tablet and started learning how to use it, most of my tries at digital painting are not so good, I suck at coloring / painting and I need to learn values.
I want to apologize for any spelling mistakes and for the poor quality of the scans. I don’t have a scanner and the one I can use is of poor quality.
So here are all my attempts at drawing: from imagination, some studies and some posemaniacs, and lots of doodling as I did them chronologically.
Sorry for the large upload, I will upload only the first part for now.