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i'm an 18 year old who loves art. i'm not in art school, but i'm making an effort to teach myself and become someone in the art world. if you have any advice please feel free to help.
Baby drawing / observation from a newspaper.
Here's a self Portrait i did from Highschool.
Here's my first piece ever from Adobe Illustrator.
Watercolor painting i did during my Highschool days.
pen drawing of Abraham Lincoln
i have never really taken any art class before all i just do is teach myself and learn all i can.
Turned your signature into a link for ya. Hope that helps?!? Let me know if you need anything else. Love the watercolour from High School! Great to see you posting work, keep it going.
Donalfall:Thank you very much, i really appreciate the help you've been giving me.
Guys please help me get better comment. i need help.
Last edited by Yemi775; November 28th, 2011 at 09:15 PM.
Nice work keep going, try to work on some anatomy and figure drawing studies. The Andrew Loomis books are a great place to get started. ^___^
Capt Surge i'm trying to do that. i've been looking at a couple of books in ex: figure drawing with out a model and figure drawing for all it's worth.
Last edited by Yemi775; January 13th, 2012 at 01:56 AM.
Guys please give me feed backs, help me grow!
Hey When did you start drawing?
I love your portraits, they are really beautiful
the Apple, Phone and bottel are too sketchy, blurry and smudgy for me, but since its not finished yet... do you have finished ones?
the arm looks quite great, especially the fingers/fist, ...the only thing ive got to criticize is the upper arm, which looks a little bit to broad.
do you know that website already? http://www.posemaniacs.com/
its a great help for anatomy studies, and stuff like this
Hey Thank you so much. I've been drawing for a long time now, like 7 years or so now. As of now i'm trying to master photoshop for now.
Last edited by Yemi775; December 24th, 2011 at 10:51 AM.
Still life. anything i can do better or fix?
i'll be posting more of my sketchbook work soon.
a boxer study!
HdailBchad: Thanks HdailBchad, i'll be posting more watercolor as soon as i feel more confident with my drawings.
Octic: Thanks A lot. i hope to start drawing from imagination soon.
I really need to start posting more sketchbook work but i'm too damn lazy. anyway here's a quick Digital life study.
So here's a study i did and it took me almost 3 and a half hours.
Uhm where to start, first of all you will need some books which will help you out on your path, i highly recommend these:
Figure Drawing for all it's worth- Loomis ( kinda hard for starters in my opinion though)
Drawing Head and Hands- Loomis
Succesful Drawing- Loomis
Glen Vilppu Drawing Manual
Constructive Anatomy- Bridgman
While there are many other, just pick some of these and stick to them for a while.
As for digital and foundation in general try Matt Kohrs's: http://www.ctrlpaint.com/
You told us that you've been drawing for seven years, well that had to be like 1 drawing a month or less, because you still are in that "starting zone"
Don't get me wrong i'm not trying to insult and all i wish is the best for you.
So what i'd do in your place is to really work that sweat, you have to be drawing constantly atleast an hour a day or more if you wan't to become any good at it. Unfortunately drawing is not like riding the bike the" once you'll learn you never forget" does not apply here. It's a gentle subject that needs to be taken care of. Even weekly breaks will show you how much rusty you get after not drawing for those seven days.
I'm a self taught person, so i know what you're through, and ofcours eyou can achieve a succes while learning all by yourself, i highly recommend attenting some kind of course, atelier. It has 2 main purposes:
1) it will help you grow much faster through constant crit and help of your teacher,
2) it will make you practice more often, which is a big win itself!
I just googled 2 of many schools NY has to offer:
www.teachingstudios.com/ (David Kassan is an instructor here, guy's insanely good!)
http://grandcentralacademy.classicis...terstreet.html Jacob Collins's Waterstreet atelier.
I'd roll to one of theese if i were you, even if you won't find it really cool to learn how to " render a photo " with charcoal or paint, they will teahc you the foundation for sure. And it's really the only knwoledge you need to start your artistic journey, as your own imagination is the only limit of how cool/crazy/beatiful piece you can make.
Hope i helped, peace.
Icecold: wow thanks a lot man. i think this will help me a lot and i will take your advice on signing up for a class.wow Thanks again man!
Here's a little work from my sketchbook. Hopefully i can upload more soon.
I've been busy here. i should have more to show, but oh well...have any suggestions feel free
I honestly don't know why the uploader is not letting me post texts underneath my pictures, any reason?
Here's a little study it did trying a different method.
Radoe by Repin digital painting.
Here's a Skull still life. also trying a different method.