Hey guys, been lurking for short while. Decided to make an account and post up my progress as an artist. Basically, I'm a 23 year old male from Singapore who wants to be a 3D animator in the near future.
I wouldn't say I've been drawing all my life. To be honest, I've drawn, but it's all been copies of stuff. I've never actually studied what I was doing. I studied animation in school but I kept thinking that drawing was just unnecessary since I wanted to be a 3D animator so what was the point of all this drawing nonsense and put it all off. I have never been so wrong my entire life and I've only just realised that. I just didn't put in enough effort.
I knew I wanted to be an animator since I was kid. I used to make these little flipbooks and all my friends and classmates loved them. Plus, I've always enjoyed making people laugh.
Anyways, I've been conscripted into the army for the past 1 & 3/4 years, and have only 2 more months to go. A month ago, I wouldn't even touch a pencil because I didn't care. Then one day, I told myself something needs to be done about my attitude and how it was affecting me in a negative way.
I was being lazy. It was as simple as that. I wasn't good. I needed to get good.
It's been a couple of weeks since then. I've decided to start a sketchbook, and basically relearn drawing from the very basics. I don't care how long it takes or how much time I've wasted. I am going to learn as much as I can, because I've only just realised that drawing is an extremely fundamental and vital part of being an artist, no matter what industry you're in. It was only naive of me to think otherwise.
I'm thinking about applying for Ringling's CA major in the near future, but I'm not even going to bother until I think I'm good enough to get better by leaps and bounds and improve if I go there. I feel like its only worth it if I'm at a certain standard and I'm going to basically pay the money to network and learn from an institution. Who knows, all this might change if I feel that I'm good enough to study by myself and I don't need a school to guide me. Either way, that's my motivation right now.
Hoping to receive some critique or helpful advice through this sketchbook thread here, so I'll upload as many pages as I can, as often as I can. I apologize if I upload more texty pages in my sketchbook as I'm learning and I feel the need to write things down to remember them.
EDIT: Added a decent front page pic. (Latest drawing as of 300714)