EDIT 12/Nov/2012: Currently setting the whole animation aspect aside (indefinitely) so I can focus on building up my drawing/painting skills and concept art as a potential future path. But I'll leave it in the title as it's catchy
I've been drawing here and there my entire life, however I've never really taken it very seriously. I'm 19 years old now and really want to get into the field of animation.
However, before I do that, I need to massively improve my basic drawing skills.
I don't have a proper grasp on the human anatomy/figure, and I'd also really like to improve my digital painting skills. These are the two main things I will focus on in this thread. Hopefully I will start to see improvement. (it takes many many hours of struggle to complete a digital piece, so I need to also improve my efficiency).
But of course I will not limit myself to only those two areas. I'll practise a whole range of different things and build a library of knowledge & skills.
After I become more confident with the fundamentals, I will then start incorporating animation. Animation is my ultimate goal artistically and career wise. Anything from actual animation, character design, storyboards, storytelling, background art, concept art etc etc.
I will hopefully build a portfolio by the end of this year that'll land me a position in an Australian animation course. So as well as sketchbook work, I'll also update with WIPs and finished portfolio pieces.
Along with digital, I also work with graphite, colour pencil, pen, copics.
I have a DA page but I don't update it very often. A lot of the work on there is old and before I really decided to take it seriously. But I'll still put a link regardless: http://www.mistle22.deviantart.com
And here's links to some of my better works (as of writing this):
I welcome any & all critiques and feedback!
I'd love to hear from everyone, no matter what you have to say.
Thanks for reading this! The journey begins in post #2