New Art at Last Page
Progress update 2013: Still having trouble with the ol' imagination. Think I misplaced it somewhere.
Fun progress thing as of end-2012 (joined CA mid-2010):
Hi all, I'm sixteen this year (19 now! o_o ) and just joined CA. So I've been drawing for quite a number of years but I've never been good at it. Most of my stuff looks like the attachment. I started off with imitating manga so all the stuff I do has some degree of stylization to it, even my observation drawings.
At the start of this year I began trying to move away from that and now a more realistic look, like what most people here are doing, is starting to appeal to me more.
Edit; thanks asiJa for reminding me about this: But at the same time I'm also afraid of getting stuck and only being able to draw in that way after a while. So I'm going to try interspersing more technical practice with the usual stuff I do.
I've never used photo or life reference for any drawings of people, and of other things probably only 0.5% of the time. The end result is that most of the time I have no clue about what I'm drawing, about the form and the way light works on it and how it interacts with other things. So I realized that I probably need to start doing loads of studies and sketching from observation.
Now if I knew where to start...