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Hi people. I've lurked around CA for a fair bit and I'm finally gonna start posting. Hooray.
I graduated from a design course, specialized in animation and came out of school realizing I was much more fond of drawing and conceptualizing things rather than animating.
I like to draw animals and beasties and while my human drawings aren't so great, I'm still working on them. Colour bewilders me so I'm trying to get the hang of a colour sense and a painting style before I blind people with my colour choices. My backgrounds are kinda non existent so I need to work on that too. I've been considering going back to school but they're really expensive and the government grants only cover roughly a year and half of schooling.
Um. Yeah. Here goes.
Last edited by doodlingdragon; February 2nd, 2010 at 08:49 AM.
hi! Bear is just fantastic, love it! great stylization. keep posting
My work is gonna oscillate in quality I think, I'm posting recent stuff and at some point the not so recent stuff is gonna show. o.o
Did these while still in school. I don't remember where I got the ref from though... the lions are from pride of Baghda.
Really nice stylistic work in here and i love your use of colour keep posting!
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science.
I can't paint. *cry*
And learning painting isn't like learning drawing. @_@
Last edited by doodlingdragon; November 25th, 2009 at 09:52 AM.
Just a quick christmas doodle. Back to work on Monday.
I really need to pick up the pace. Bleah.
Great doodles! Lots of life and character in here. Keep it up - very inspiring!
Awesome doodles and animal drawings! Did you use references to start with or just from imagination directly?
"Love isn't a decision. It's a feeling. If we could decide who we loved, it would be much simpler, but much less magical"
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee"
"Think about today and put tomorrow in a bottle"
I started drawing animal beastie types a lot when I was a kid so I don't find myself having to use reference as much these days. Most of these were from my imagination. ^^;
Oh I love your dragon creatures...they're quite adorable if you dont mind me saying haha C: Great stylization, you have a very appealing style which is really cool. Ah yes, learning to paint digitally is quite difficult, i can sympathise with you there, but keep at it! The more you practise the better you will become i assure you (:
Nice stuff. I really like the animal studies!
(Next, I'm assuming you'd like people to give critique. If not, please ignore it.)
The jellyfish mock-up is nicer to me because its vague edges suggest at least some depth, while the final piece is totally flat. So, considering the paintings, and perhaps in general: there's an absence of depth in what you've shown so far.
Drawing flat is not wrong or anything, and the hard-edge flat painting style is nice, but my guess is that depth is your weak spot.
Can you take one of your creatures and show the planes it consists of – not only the lines – and shade them so it gives a strong 3D impression?
My sketchbook contains cartoon studies and Pokémon.
One done on sketchbook pro and another on photoshop. One messy and one clean. Not entirely done. I like sketchbook pro much more than photoshop but the colours seem easier to use on photoshop. Um. I desperately need to learn how to paint properly. Could anyone throw me painting tutorials which worked for you? I get so lost sometimes with the books and tuts I find. o_o