I'm EbbFlowe, and I honestly think I'm the worst artist in the world right now.
But that will change! In fact, it has to change! I'm not talented in the least, but I have to become an amazing artist. I have to be drawing for a living I will be a professional artist!
I really don't have much to show at the moment, but I felt that I needed to get this sketchbook going RIGHT NOW. So here's some of my stroke and assorted basic shapes practice (some based on Vilppu), as well as some gestures I did at the beginning of the year. I've been avoiding gestures in lieu of getting my stroke and shapes more up to par, so I'll need to do a set of gesture drawings to see if anything's changed with my improved perception of form.
I hope that this sketchbook will show not just you guys, but myself, that (radical, earthshaking, HEAVEN PIERCING) improvement is possible from any beginning point of skill, and that it is never too late if you're willing to pour yourself into it. Please critique me as you see fit!
I could really use advice on how to draw the lines you want to draw. I feel like I have a good understanding of how to portray form/depth, but somewhere between my brain and my hand it all gets lost. For example drawing ellipses in general, or ellipses around a sphere to give it the proper depth/angle to base a head on, etc. You can see the issue in the gesture drawings, they just don't feel right.