Hello folks and good day, my name is Israel but do call me Izra please (old nickname of mine,) I'm a self-taught artist who's.. well currently messed up mentally, I started drawing at about age 11, stopped and came back to it at age 16 and started seriously studying art at age 18, mind you, I haven't done much of an improvement, at least not as much as I'd like.
Like many people, I started drawing anime, however, lately this style is leaving a bitter taste in my mouth and I would like to take my art to a higher level, which is why I decided to join CA, though I must admit, you guys made my decision difficult, mainly because I felt intimidated, but I blame that on my mental state.
Anyways, introductions aside, let's move on to the good stuff.
Character of mine, quick sketch though, trying to move away from anime/manga style by making him look more real, also, attached a small sample of what I drew like when I was 16, I believe that I've moved to the right direction, who knows.
Tomoko's hand, copied from a picture of an irradiated japanese girl, can't find the original though =/
Grabbed a bunch of DA pictures and copied them for studying purposes.
Sample of my anime/manga style, couple of girls with monsters.
First assignment from Seedling's http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=81332 (yeah I've been lurking for some time.) Think that I'll grab my self portrait and just modify it for assignment 2, what you guys think?
Annnnnd I believe that's everything worth noting; like I said earlier, I'm here to improve so criticize me in a helpful way please, pointers and the like would be nice too, I'd like to know what kind of activities you guys hold here to help me keep me motivated/poke at my creativity as well.
So yeah, first post ever in here, be nice to me D: