Okay, so, I guess I'm doing this then.
Right then. I guess I'll dump you with my life story (it's not an essential read but it will help you understand where I'm at). My name's Frank, I'm from the UK and I'm 16. I'm also home educated.
I've got very few memories of life before drawing or making art in some crude way or another. It was just something I did, I never got round to questioning it, or wondering why I did it, or if it was good enough. I was in that blissful stage where you don't hit yourself over the head every time you screw up.
Kept growing, kept drawing, and then long story short, for reasons that aren't really that important, I stopped drawing at the age of 13-14. Life started to feel like it was closing in on me, as it sometimes does at that age. Got rather in the way of my enjoyment.
During that time I played a lot of guitar. Played a lot of games. It was good. But I can't help but regret it a lot of the time for the fact I didn't draw. Because I'm a bit of a nostalgic bastard sometimes :L
Then, around october last year I picked up a pad and pencil again and started to draw. It was a pretty big effort and a quite on and off at first, but now I'm starting to love it again, which took quite a lot of commitment and time. I guess I'd built up a pretty big mental barrier against it, I don't know. It was hard to start the ball rolling again basically.
Now I draw every day, I choose to do it and I want to do it. It gets easier every time to get past the fear of failure. But I still get scared, and it's stopping me from drawing a lot of the time. This is probably what I want to overcome.
Part of the reason I wanted to start this, was to face up to my fear of sucking, to get advice, and to try and learn what everyone else was doing. Conformity is a lot less scary than wandering off on your own without a hand to guide you when you don't really know what you're doing.
One thing you should know is I've never delved into colour in any real depth at all. This is another thing I hope I can get help with. I'm in the process of getting photoshop, but I do have access to it.
If you can show me to any places I can learn, if you can tell me anything I should be doing, and possibly how to do it, I will do it. I'm very eager to get better. I intend to post all of my crap and failed attempts in the future, but for now I'll just present to you the stuff I'm happy with.
One other thing I should add is these are all referenced. I don't do much drawing from my imagination, again, fear of failure kicks in and I don't do it. But I do do it sometimes, I'll upload it all as it happens hopefully.
I don't know how consistent these posts will be, hopefully daily. Anyway. I'm postponing this. Have a look :L (I only have my crappy webcam to take pictures with. Sorry for poor quality on some of them... And my hands.)