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October 25th, 2011 #1
Learning to draw professionally
My name is Andrew,I'm from Romania and I decided a month ago that I wanna become a comic book artist or even a concept artist.I've always had talent at drawing ever since I can remember,the problem is that I didn't work at it to improve.I would start drawing for a while and then forget about it,the years passed by and now I'm 23.I still have a bit of skill but I'm nowhere near a professional standard.For the average person I guess my drawings seem decent but for pro's I think I'm above average.I got 4.5 gb of books about drawing,Loomis,Hogarth,Bridgman,Villpu and others.I also have around 30 gb of video tutorials from Villpu,Gnomon.The thing is that there are so many of them and I don't know on which one to focus on.I've seen most people tell beginners to study Loomis so I started with him.I've seen others mention some of their favorite artists for the experienced members to get an idea at what level the beginners thrive to get.
Jack Kirby-I love his art(who doesn't?),it's classic and he's a legend
Bruce Timm-has a very simple yet classy art,it reminds me of movies from the 30's and 40's
Marko Djurdjevic- is an inspiration since he's self taught and look at the level he is right now,it's fantastic.
Ariel Olivetti-has some crazy anatomy that I love
Mike Mignola's- is incredible,his imagination is something else and his gothic style with the great use of shadows just amazes me
Clayton Crain- his run on Ghost Rider is on a whole other level from everybody else
Those are the ones I can think about right now even though I left out a lot of artists.
I started drawing the head from the Loomis book so I'll post my drawings and a couple of older ones I did a couple of years ago.What I'm looking for is advice,and recommendations of books that I should start off with or if I should keep it up with Loomis.
Last edited by Kriss_Kringle; February 13th, 2013 at 05:01 PM.
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October 25th, 2011 #2
Seems like you came to the right place, its good that you know of Loomis,
Bridgman etc, the next step is just hard work, DRAW DRAW DRAW and
DRAW some more. You'll know when your ready to go to the next step of finding work.
October 25th, 2011 #3
Last edited by Kriss_Kringle; February 13th, 2013 at 04:24 PM.
October 25th, 2011 #4
When you post click on go advance, should direct you to a page thats just got a txt box, scroll all the way down till you see manage attachments - click on that and simply upload.
you can embed your images using the paper clip after you upload them.
October 25th, 2011 #5
The images are too big.I can't figure out anything else that's wrong.The question is with what do I resize them with?
October 25th, 2011 #6
Use paint or photoshop, make sure if its jpeg that the file isn't bigger than 500kb, also try prevent side scrolling resize the images so they are small, if your really having trouble copy some one else's image into MSpaint, and paste your image on top of it and resize so the sizes match n save. I would however say that windows paint saves the image in poorest quality. GOOD LUCK once you get it right once you should be able to do it forever and always.
October 25th, 2011 #7
October 25th, 2011 #8
Now that I finally managed to post the sketches I'll ad some old drawings of superheroes I made 4-5-6 years ago,It might be more than that,I'm not sure.I know there are lots of things wrong with them,mostly the stiff positions they're in but feel free to add any criticism.I'll ad more superheroes when I wake up
October 27th, 2011 #9
Besides Deadpool, which is recent, the others are old like the other superheroes I posted.
March 23rd, 2012 #10
I haven't updated this thread in a long time so here's some of my latest stuff.
Captain America is done after a picture made by Paolo Rivera and the Batman redesign was made after a digital painting created by Mike Mitchell.
I made it in pencil,copic 0.1 mm and acrylics and Cap in tempera paint.
Last edited by Kriss_Kringle; May 26th, 2012 at 05:23 PM.
March 23rd, 2012 #11
just passing by to say you got much better at drawing sins last time you posted keep it up.
March 23rd, 2012 #12
Thanks a lot man,I don't know if I got much better because most of the superheroes from the earlier posts were done a couple of years ago but I did improve.
April 6th, 2012 #13
Hey thanks for stopping by my sb. Dead pool and batman look great btw.