Introduction & Goals
I'm a 22 year old who recently graduated from architecture and moved to NYC. Currently I'm working as an architectural visualizer (doing 3d renderings) but wish to move into the entertainment industry. I have been drawing consistently for just over a year now and hope to continue drawing until the day I die.
I am aiming to accomplish several goals with this sketchbook:
1. Break out of my plateaus and comfort zone - I tend to doodle a lot, hopefully by putting my drawings in the public eye it will put pressure on me to complete more pieces with maximum effort.
2. Discuss the learning process with like minded individuals. I will try to post as much as possible about what goes on in my head when I'm drawing because I feel like the mental game is just as important in art as the physical act of drawing.
3. Tackle social anxiety issues - It's quite telling when I have a 360 page sketchbook pdf of last year's art but I have only shown one person because I'm too afraid of negative judgement. Despite living in NYC and attending a couple life drawing sessions I have yet to make an art friend that I can share ideas with. Iv'e never been one to initiate, so hopefully this can be a small step in the right direction. If anyone is in the NYC area and would like to meet up, feel free to pm me.
From the Beginning
Here is a link to last year's sketchbook: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dgmqzwdzky...sketchbook.pdf.
I tried to draw everyday, may have missed a few but stayed consistent for the most part. It includes both referenced material and imagination pieces, so if it looks familiar then it is probably referenced (which a lot of the anime section is). It's pretty embarrassing but It needs to be posted because its where I started and is part of the learning process.
I really love animated styles that have a dynamic quality. Anime remains a heavy influence on me. The artists that I currently look up to are:
Bahi JD- http://bahijd.tumblr.com/
Sinix - http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUQTqWAaSzhAKRanOpes1nA
Salaryman - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...7#.UwFKyPldUxM
Kim Jung GI
I really don't know where I want to go with my art yet, I think working as a 2d artist would be too stressful for me but at the same time its something that I really enjoy. If it makes any sense, I want to get as good as possible for the sake of getting good, but not for a job. I'd be happy working as 3d artist in the entertainment industry with enough time & energy to spare for personal projects.