11/29/12EDIT:I'm starting up this thread again, after such a long time. I feel like I've done wrong to myself, and the people who had helped me so far in this sketchbook.. I'm truly thankful for whoever has commented so far... As of today, i'll make a it a goal to post up whatever i draw, the good, the bad, the ugly, all of it. Hoping to start a new beginning again, much appreciations. -Tu Le
Heads up: Some images may be too big (pages 1-3) are filled with my sketch books, and various studies of bridgman
Information: My name is Tu Le, (17 years old) Born on July 29,1994, raised in the state of California and city of Sacramento. My story as an artist began with cartoons. I was heavily influenced later by the introduction of cartoon networks Toonami. Ever since then, I've had the urge to start drawing the flashy characters, big robots with lazers, and girls.
I kept drawing until my 4th year of elementary school, where I dropped art for 2 years. It wasn't till middle school that my path as an artist seriously started. From then on I've been drawing seriously to my Junior year(current).
My Junior year has been the most productive year of the many years i had before, I had started digital painting, started and finished a sketch book, and above all, KEEP every drawing that I've done to this point.
Interests: I've been largely influenced by cartoons and anime ever since I was young. Wanting to major in Character animation at calarts!
If there are any illustrators/animators willing to give advice/critiques/ help to a young artist, anything is appreciated!
Please do not hesitate to critique or comment on any work! (please be helpful though!)
-first sketch book ever completed.
First benchmark met! I'm happy that I've finally finished my first sketch book(110 pages, 220 front/back, 3x9) I've had many sketch books before this one, but I've never completed one till now. I had a bad habit from my freshman/sophomore year of butchering my sketch books, tearing out papers, and saving the remaining paper, to draw on later, till I had a full stack of papers( most are actually from old, donated sketch books from students who never used them).
For what's remaining, I have 2 leather bounded sketchbooks, 2 spiral bounded sketchbooks, a unknown amount of seperated sketch papers, a heap of old line paper on a clip board, and a full binder of copy paper/line paper.... Means i won't be burdened with running out of paper any time soon. Wish me luck.