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I am a self taught artitst mexican (living in Mexico artist).
I am currently doing the Betty Edwards Exercises as my goal is to be an awesome realistic/manga artist I am starting from 0
I am very egaer to learn so critiques are more than welcome!!!
Last edited by FallenLegend; September 17th, 2010 at 11:00 PM.
One day I suddenly saw awesome art and got inspired to be an artist my self
Those two were made with anime tutorials and from my mind (a bad idea)
the last one was made from my mind (trying realism) after the crappy tutorials
Last edited by FallenLegend; September 15th, 2010 at 10:57 AM.
Then I learned my lesson.someone here on concepart told me that I had to copy from life and I did
(much better but they are still crappy)
both are based on real life
I am particulary proud of the Ashley Tisdale drawing I made tough it was waay to hard for me
Betty edwards era!!
Now I am learing to draw using the betty edwards books
so far I am in the profile chapter this where I am currently
critiques are more than welcome!!! pwn me with your ciritques!!
This one is totaly devoid of shading as my previous attempt on shading^ ended in failure lol.
Its a profile picture of a girl
Will get to shade again when I read the betty edwards book and learn how
Last edited by FallenLegend; September 17th, 2010 at 09:56 PM.
1. Please scale down any future images by 50%.
2. Put that book down.
3. Draw from life (use a mirror if you have to).
4. Draw other artists work (this helps with analytic, proportion and line skills)
5. Purchase an anatomy book (Bridgman in combonation with a more realistic book like Rubins or Peck)
To draw manga you need a firm grasp on realistic anatomy (Which you can then distort), perspective, storytelling, line quality, selective use of value and a host of other skills. Be sure to supplement this study with drawings from your imagination and also in the style you ultimatley want to end up in (some say don't draw any manga at all, but this is nonsense. keep your eyes on the cake, but a have a slice from time to time, get what i'm saying ?)
Also, be sure to constantly observe life when you're not drawing. Think about why things appear the way they are, how they're constructed, why that guy's standing like that and what emotion does it reveal ? Building a visual library is key to fresh, original imaginative work that has a feeling of life to it.
When drawing think: Proportions, mass, light source. Broad to general. Lay in with a light line, then dedicate and do it in one stroke.
Master your tools. Read as much as you can. Put the video games down. Have fun !
Continuing with my betty edwards training!!!
now a punk girl. The orginal can be found here http://browse.deviantart.com/resourc...ofile#/d1d4rrd
another profile portrait drawing I made!!
still no shading :/ I really need to read that chapter!!