Righty-o, here we go.
Iím German, 17 years old, 18 in two weeks, and Iíve been drawing since about five years - sadly, the first three years only really crappy manga stuff, so I havenít learnt very much in that time. (I still love reading manga occasionally, but just focusing on drawing that way hasnít taught me all the good stuff.)
Iíve spent ten months as an exchange student in Australia (July 08 - May 09) and really did a lot of art there - I did nude life-drawing every week, some still-life and so on. I was also very impressed by my arts class which really pushed the students, Iím only used to that ridiculous kind of thing we call arts class here at my school. That time really opened my eyes and got me into ďreal artĒ.
Iím back home since two months... and all the zap seems to just have gone. I draw little and if so, hardly from life, having angry and teary fits for being not good enough, blahblahblah, the whole lot. So, time to get cracking instead of whining. Maybe some crit will do me good and provide a bit of a kick in the bum when Iím getting lazy again.
The drawings here are still from my life-drawing sessions, but Iíll get some recent stuff up soon. I donít have a working scanner, sadly, but for now thisíll have to do. Nothing special 'bout the drawings, the last one is a close-up. All are A3 originally.
My current point of frustration: faces. Gah. They just give me a headache. I'd give a finger to be able to do a decent portrait of Rupert Grint, but I reckon I'll just have to stick with it. *sits down to draw some more*
*looks at post* And sorry for the ramble. Ahem.
edit: Oh, I might have mentioned: my ultimate dream job would be 2D animator, as in, the good old Disney stuff, but most things with art are fine with me. I'm not sure yet what I might end up doing, so I just try to become as versatile as possible so I can do all kinds of things.