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Hi forum. I've decided to create my own sketchbook thread here because I hope it will help me advance my drawing skill. I have no formal education in art and never attended an art school. I've been slowly learning over the years by reading books and watching video tutorials.
I am influenced by many things and people. To name a few; Industrial design, concept art, product design, typography, great master draughtsman of old like Albrecht Durer, Lucas Van Leyden, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and many more. I am influenced by Syd Mead, Scott Robertson and many science fiction artists like Jim Burns, Tim White, Keith Parkinson, Wayne Barlowe and Frank R. Paul, among others. I have many influences.
I think the main thing I lack is a mentor or someone to guide me and keep me on track. Self motivation is great but it's hard for me to keep up, I am lonely and don't have any art friends in real life that I can go to. I also have a hard time making a finished piece. So here I am.
My ambitions are high! Great master artists watch out! HERE I COME TO SURPASS YOU!
Without further adieu, here are my meager sketches. all in this post are drawn without any photo reference and drawn from my imagination. Apologize for the low quality webcam pictures. I plan on making scans for my other posts.
P.S. any suggested drawing exercises or critique are very much welcomed! Thanks.
Last edited by Auicei; June 24th, 2012 at 02:36 PM.
more doodles from yesterday, this time I spent more time pencil rendering...
decided to do a portrait based of this picture. drawing the hand in front of the face was a challenge.
No ref... I'm going to start doing more ref portrait studies though. Long way to the top.
trying my hand at car designs and environment thumbnails... there's room for MUCH improvement. :] and some more of the same...
not much of an update... just some line work practice with my new bamboo touch tablet. drawn over one of my sketches.. boy i need more practice
Keep at it! Don't stop updating! I have been taking breaks but I have been seeing your stuff and love it! You have great work so please post more!
Striving to be the best that is possible before I conk into the grave.
My Sketchbook! Critique EVERYTHING!!