Ca doesn't seem to be working for me lately but I will try to post something here. Screw lines, details, and everything else. Form and colour studies are my focus right now so there isn't much to show really. I did a little cloth thing, and I am going to do more speeds of women.
pijus- Thanks, I'm trying.
mike butkus- Thanks man, hopefully I am showing some progress recently.
AphexTweak- Sweet, I will try to keep it up.
MatejaPetkovic- I normally use some ref for studies and try to change it somewhat to make it more interesting. Then I apply what I learned from the study to more imaginative work. Most of the time I don't use ref, but I am trying to use more as it can only help me get better I think.
llex_paul- Thanks, I'm not sure if I am qualified to write any but I have been working on some. I find it helps me to explain what I'm doing to someone else. I will post them if I ever finish.
sevarenge- I'm 29, I have been playing with digital for about 10-11 months now I guess. Your english is fine and I will check out your book.
Shadow Stalker- Sure man. I was wrong in that email, try the smaller file first. Good luck man.
RokasButkys- Well I have been trying out a number of different brushes. I will upload them somewhere I guess. Sometimes I use Zhuzhu, Daarken, Blur's, Bumskee's. My favorite are the calligraphic though, I think they are default. Also some sort of chalk and a random background.
jcpahl- Haha, thanks man. The title sounds wrong, just something I used to write in my sketchbook.
BlazeF- Thank you. I recently decided to give up everything that was stealing my time like video games and women and race cars. I want to improve more than anything else.
zweiDee- Thanks man!
chr!z- Thanks a lot for the comment.
Grandmassa Mr. Spect- You're crazy man. Your latest stuff was pretty close I think.
Noro- Hell yeah, that's what its all about. I don't want to stagnate, I don't care about impressing anyone or making lots of money. Everybody told me for years to just sell portraits or realistic paintings but I knew that I wasn't pushing myself and I felt terrible about everything I did even though they liked it. I really try to analyze every drawing and shame myself into improving, recently I decided that I spend too much time on details, linework and results.
So now I will focus more on form and accurate colour and value on each stroke rather than blending and layering. The results aren't great but I think I am learning more than doing a five hour detail fest.
If I suck at something then it is a waste of time to worry about it even for a second. Examine the nature of the problem and devote all of one's energy to solving it. If there is no solution then there is no point worrying about it or wishing for something we can't have. Art is something that we can change just by doing it, it is so simple. If your anatomy is suspect then discover why it is bad and spend more time working on that. All of us probably waste more time day dreaming or hoping than we do acting on those dreams. I don't like that so I will try to change, I will get better because I want to so much.