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my name i joão (john in english) and i have been drawing and painting for 3 years now... i stop when i was 16. my goal is became a professional illustrator in 2015 or 2016. im studying visual arts but the school wasnt what i have expected because what i have learned i learned by my own with internet, i only realise that in the end of the second year so... i almost want to quite but im in the 3 year and my parents and girlfriend dont let me... lol. this is my work, my journey hope to get critiques on the way
ps sorry about my english.
sketchs from today
Last edited by johnny24; November 19th, 2013 at 10:12 PM.
Good start dude, If you work hard and try to improve constantly you WILL become a beter artist. It seems you have a good foundation and some life skills from being mid 20's so in theory you should improve fairly quickly. Also, you should check out Brad Rigneys work if your feeling down and out, he was in his late 20s, 30s before he started his career and hes frickin amazing.
When his video tutorial is on offer on CA.org shop i would recommend getting it too, its very insightful and inspiring.
Also, check this sketchbook out to see what it takes to become awesome from being a noob - http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=114449
And follow thses guys and their livestreams, You don't have to take the journey of improvement alone and these guys are awesome and will always help - http://crimsondaggers.com/forum/index.php
Finally i once messaged Brad when i started out like yourself (i was 24 too, im 25 now) and he said this to me -
"Keep forging ahead with your work and stay tough through the heartbreak youll experience while improving." At first i didnt really understand this, but you will, and those words helped alot and continue too today.
Stay strong bro and enjoy your journey
I look forward to seeing more work from you
more studys from today...
your words are a source of motivation! and really give courage to continue to evolve even at this stage, when I feel pressure from various sides, I think this community of artists is my "medicine" to continue to evolve!
i saw your sketchbook and you are getting better and better! i hope i paint like you with 25 haha
Last edited by johnny24; May 17th, 2012 at 02:26 PM.
second sketch from the day.my hand drawn from life! i start to draw the body and the idea was draw only bodys but im not in the mood... tomorrow
im to tired so its time to sleep
I was finishing a sculpture in iron (school work) and my eyes are very tired because of my relationship with the welding device .now i cant draw! ((((((
but i will try draw someting
Last edited by johnny24; May 19th, 2012 at 05:10 PM.
crap... today im not in the mood... i try but my eyes are burning so... i think is best to rest... I'm due a day of sketching
some faces of the Loomis book
some are from mind others from the Loomis book. also 1 minute pose sketching
only to test my memory
poses before sadobe flash project for school
ps: im totally aware of the perspective issues.
Good work, keep up the figure studies!
It's alright to do speedpainting, but if you want to learn more then you should also do longer paintings, like spend 4-8 hours studying a still life composition for color theory and lighting, then you will improve your understanding much more. Speedpainting is more useful for design and doing quick studies before the final painting.
The last character speedpainting feels very much out of proportion with small head and you are loosing the form with the boots/hands so study some of those. But I think if you redid the head he would look like a badass.
Last edited by johnny24; May 21st, 2012 at 05:09 PM.
some studys i did today...
i think i should use other colours Lol
some fun work
Last edited by johnny24; January 18th, 2013 at 05:27 AM.
im painting 3 portraits with acrylics... i use a reference to paint, but when i try to paint from real life i mess up!! some tip? tomorrow i put the other photos
Last edited by johnny24; May 24th, 2012 at 10:07 PM. Reason: forget to upload the picture
Thanks, I like your studies too, you say you find it hard to draw from real life?
Well, I think the best thing you can do is keep studying, and practicing, sketch some portraits and see what u need to improve on. Keep it up!!!
second painting im doing i dont draw like i used in this 2 days cause i went to a festival see some bands (kreator and mastodon ) i drew a few sketchs nothing "big"
just for fun... i have work to do(acrylic paintings) so i dont have to much time sketch... bbut i sketch anyway...
this is a painting im doing between the works of school i have to do... hope you like it.
i cant take it anymore... so im moving on...