Hey guys, I've mostly just been a lurker around the art areas of this forum - I spent most of my time trying to look smart and making wisecracks in the Lounge.
So, about myself, I'm a sophomore at college right now, hopefully on track for a marketing/business degree. Still, my interests mostly lie in the arts, and I'd like to gain enough skill to seriously consider some freelance illustration, or something more structured.
But...I lack patience. I get bored really, really easily so I usually never do any proper studies, read through an instructional book, or even try the exercises they recommend. The lack of patience also spreads in other ways to my art, especially in my seeming inability to paint properly, because I'm too lazy to render, as well as learn color theory or blablabla, and now I'm rambling. So basically what I'm saying is I need someone, or some people, to kick my ass and force me to work.
Having taken a look around at the sketchbooks of all of you guys, it looks like I'm at the bottom tier of the skill level, so any kind of help I can get from you people would all be great. :]
Here's a link to my sketchbook
Three works that I've done, that I like...that's really hard. I'm not very happy with most of what I put out, but I suppose these are three that bother me the least:
1) Hey look color! I like this one because it was a speedpaint that turned out better than most digipaints I work hard at. And yeah, this is one of my better ones, haha...
2) This was referenced out of a copy of Vogue; the likenesses aren't quite there, but I still like how the girl on top turned out. Something about her eye and lips, I think.
3) I realized recently that I hardly ever work in compositions anymore, and the is the product of me trying to counter that.