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Last edited by Charmer; February 4th, 2014 at 09:49 AM.
Another piece of work.
Did a digital painting. was a try to get the horse in mind and onto the tablet.
Hello Tasser, and welcome to CA,
Talent is over-rated my friend. Hard work and perseverance will get you farther.
Take a look at these free (my favorite price!) e-books courtesy of Briggsy.
They will certainly provide you with something to chew on..
Your goals are clearly defined, and that's great. Getting the discipline when your young is key. I really fu...screwed around when I was younger...I'm getting it now that I'm old and grey, and somewhat retarded.
Thank you very much! I Knew the thread with those free ebooks. But there is one problem: I really don't know where to start because there are so much of them
CA.org is the best way for me to learn, and the crazy thing is, that I'm learning here in some different ways. I learn to improve my art, my english and my discipline. I am no guy who's dropping everything off if I can't get the best results fastly. But I don't do enough for those things I like and I really need to change that.
And when I am here in the forums I get this "WOW - that's so amazing"-effect like every day or every second.
I LOVE CA.org ;-)
In the free ebook thread, the anatomy books by George Bridgman are very helpful to any artist studying anatomy. The Loomis book is a good one also.
Those alone should really give you enough to work with for the time being.
It's great that you're setting goals for yourself. Just remember to do as much as you possibly can; you can't go easy on yourself at all. I'd recommend starting with a book like Fun With a Pencil or Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Also get a figure drawing book such as Bridgman's complete guide to drawing from life as a sort of drawing bible to study from. Anatomy will be very important to learn, as will perspective (check out the book Drawing Essentials too for sure)
In addition to that, just draw from life all the time and from imagination. Try doing a couple self portraits every week; try constructing figures from boxes, study master's works and copy them. Finally, apply what you learn into your imaginative drawing. Good luck man.
heyho again :-)
The Bridgeman ebooks on archieve.com are resticted. "the human machine" is restricted and the other one in top of the free ebooks thread is broken. I'll try another pdf-viewer, got sumatraPDF but i think its not the viewer. I'll give it a try. Which PDF reader are you using? I hate the adobe reader, because it's sooo slow.
Thanks Jeremy, I'm just sketching and painting when I am at school, at home, on the phone sometimes, when I sit down in the train to go to my girlfriend or when I am tired but aint tired enough to go to bed.
Thanks, I'll keep it all up. It's time for a change and I need to get better.
Well, people have covered anatomy but I do have this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKITQ6aR020
He just talk in that one but he has some helpful tips in other videos, there’s some good stuff on perspective. I don’t know in which numbers he covers perspective but it will probably be good to make your way through them anyway.
Just be a drawing madman, never ask yourself if you want to draw but ask yourself what you would like to draw today. Don’t give yourself an option to get out if it
some "fun with a pencil" practice.
Last edited by Charmer; August 2nd, 2010 at 09:17 PM.
New upload. 20 Minutes of imagination in PS.
I need a lot practice and I need some good ebooks or workshops for that stuff.
What do you think should I learn in the next time? Anatomy, okay. But other stuff? Don't really know. I have the time to practice all day so that's not the problem. I need to know WHAT I have to do. Third day of tryin' portraits. I'm getting better but It isn't enough for me.
What do you think about mentoring here at CA.org? I think It would be a lot easier in the beginning with a mentor.
Hope you like my stuff in any way.
Last edited by Charmer; June 2nd, 2010 at 01:18 PM.
Great stuff! I agree with all the advice you've been given by everyone in the thread so far. I'm really impressed with your tenacity. Keep posting!
Thank you, magicpudding!
I'm willing to keep painting every day, and if I need to force myself to draw or paint or whatever, I WILL FORCE myself!
Haven't got a much better artist for now, but I appreciate that it's a lot easier for me in those few days for now. Can't wait how
good I could maybe be in some months.
I'm just on my first "good" digital painting and try to get it done. I'll post something about it in the next few hours.
make from studies from life or try to sketch your face it's really helpfully to train your drawing skill
I believe you are already on your way to being a great artist, because you have a goal and the will to make it happen. You believe in yourself, and when others see this, they believe too. If I have any advice its this: RELAX AND ENJOY the journey, its going to last your whole lifetime. I don't think you need to force yourself to do anything. Inspiration comes when you find you've got something to say. Just find what you are interested in, (what floats your boat), and then you'll find ways to improve on your own abilities. Asking others for advice is fine, but only you know what it is you wanna say! GO FOR IT!
Thanks, magicpudding! I think I understand what you're saying. My mean problem is, that I need to find something which I can draw, I really don't know what I should draw - if I have a little Idea, its not a problem to raise it to a big one with good and tons of ideas.
Let me tell you a little story:
When I was about...hm... I think about 11 years old, I did not listen to some special music. And even I did not paint everyday. But I came to a cd-shop and some Artworks of the albums really impressed me. I really liked it and I directly bought some cd's. I've seen the Album "Infest" of Papa Roach because it was really interesting in the first moment. I listened quickly into it, bought it. I've seen the Chocolate Starfish of Limp Bizkit and I bought it, but I don't listen a lot of those bands anymore. My thing really fast went to Metal, Rock, Alternative, Hardcore, Post-Hardcore and so on. Just pretty cool Rockmusic.
And there it was: my inspiration. Some of the album artworks looked sooo goddamn cool to me - I wanted to do something like this by myself, but I never believed that this is possible.
When I was 15 then, I've got my first electric guitar and started to play without a teacher. Just with some help from the internet and so on. Some years later with about 17 I had my first band with which we played some live shows and released a demo CD called "Apocalypse". I did first the logo and because that band was not the biggest band ever, we decided to take a look what happens if I do the artwork. I had no Idea and no experience, but I tried it out. If I can find it, I will post it here for you.
Then I had my next band, called "Eyes Turn Black" for which I did the Logo, Myspacedesign and so on. Everything goes forward. But I remarked, that there is the need for changes.
I never really was behind what I want to do, but now I am. I don't know why and from where the idea came out of my mind, but it's there and I want to be a better artist and I am ready to work hard on that.
Sorry for my bad english anyway, I need to fix that but I think CA.org helps me with this a lot, too. Cheerio dudes. I'll keep on posting.
Last edited by Charmer; May 19th, 2010 at 07:52 AM.
Circular design adds a harmonious quality to this drawing. Looks like it could be made into a piece of jewellery. To me its a design more than a sketch, a plan of something. Hey! And I wish I could speak more than 1 language, so don't worry about your language skills.
What's taters precious? Po - tay - toes!
Thanks man, I don't know why but I had the Idea with a circle and easy said "black and white" oder "heaven and hell" or something like that. But I really need to get those things better. I wish I was better. But I'm still working.
Thanks, I really appreciate that you take the time to take a look and write me. Do you have an own Sketchbook? Well, I try to find it through your account informations
Everything is possible. If you want to learn anatomy, then get a book about the human figure. Study it for some time, till you are confident about every bone and muscle body has. It's a lot of hard work, but it's the only way
Like everything worth in life, nothing comes over night. If you have passion, then go for it!