'Lo. I am finally starting up a sketchobok thread after about 2 years of visiting this lovely message board and never saying a word. ;D A bit of info about me. I'm Beth, from Spring Hill, KS. 21 yrs old. Been drawing since I was oh, 10 or something. I started to take art seriously sometime in highschool. Before that I was more of a writer. I enjoy drawing monsters, most of all. And weird things. And monsters. My biggest inspirations are Salvador Dali, Dr. Seuss, Sidney Sime, Edward Gorey and Algernon Blackwood (okay he's not an artist but he's a huge inspiration). As much as I like whimsically illustrative stuff, I'd like to be able to draw *well* and my goal is the concept art/storyboard/animation/art direction area.
I seem to be stuck at a point where a lot of the time, I just can't figure out what the heck to DO with an idea (which I have a million of all day long). Like, I can think of a hundred different ways to draw it but I can't think of which way is 'the best' and I've become way too much of a perfectionist. I never get ANYTHING done because of this. And it's incredibly frustrating. I hope that posting here will both help the art block and help me improve in areas I need to. I know I need to work on anatomy, the human form, perspective and 'volume' i guess. My figures always seem kind of flat. But you guys would know better. I have art online at http://werecarrot.deviantart.com as well as http://gallery.darkdarkroom.com <- my website. So feel free to browse there too.
Here's some recent-ish sketchings
monsters, sketched in Painter I think
quick open canvas painting of my late rat, Zelda.
OC doodles of faces/skulls.
Some relatively crappy skeletons and such. i have more of these SOMEWHERE i just need to find them.
i was messing around with gouche which is weird. This is a scene from a dream I had. Not finished or anything. Just an 'idea'
a WIP of a monster guy and his seven doors of death D: ... well not really they are just regular magic interdimensional doors
random monster and a drawing of my thumb because my fingernail polish made a weird design when it chipped off.
my cat, Muffins aka Matt Damon (yes I call him that)
speedpainty WIP of rooftops. Trying to capture a weird atmosphere.
Page o' Deer
well thats all for now. What I would really like is just some tips on what I need to work on in general, what my weak points are, my strong points and what to focus on. That would be grand. Thank you kindly.