Hey all... I'm trying to be more active on this website, seeing as people here seem to help you improve more than the people on DA...
Anyway, the point of this thread is meant to be an 'official' commitment of mine. I want to become a better artist and the only one way there is to practice, practice, and practice some more. Art is really just a hobby to me but one day, I would love to be one of those artists does amazing art .
I originally started drawing because my dad was a pretty good artist, but he couldn't really teach it to me, so I mainly had to teach myself and learn from my friends' arts and what not. Later, I got into anime and manga art and that's when I became more serious in art since I had more motivation to draw my favorite characters. My anime and manga art is okay, nothing too fancy. However, I do want to move into realism, which is the purpose of this sketchbook her on CA. I need more practice and people who would take the time to point out my flaws so that I can keep drawing (I have bad habit of giving up on a piece and move onto a new one). However, since realism seems to be a lot harder than it seems, I decided to transition into semi-realism first.
I will try to limit anime and manga art seeing as they're not supposed to be my focus but I still do them, since it's one of my other goals to be better in that style.
The sketchbook will mainly contain my doodles, studies (esp. perspective, color and landscape) and maybe other misc. things.
Anyone is welcome to comment and give constructive critique. Thanks!
These sketches are either finished or unfinished, and if they're unfinished, I don't think I'll go back and finish them. They're a little old and I don't have /know he skills to continue.... Maybe one day, but not right now....
From the first sketch, I am working on perspective and as you can see... I stopped half way, wondering how this sketch will be important in the future....
The second and third sketch is me working on a distinctive manga style of my own. As you can see, I sketch on pretty much anything since I don't always have my sketchbook on me. It looks bit awkward though.
The fourth/middle one with the tree was me trying out a concept art and to see if it was possible for people to live in a tree (in a visual sense). Realistically, I guess not... . Maybe.
The last three sketches were all from observation and/or following tutorials.