Hello! I just registered today. To be honest, I was hesitant to post a sketchbook for the reason that everyone else's look so superior compared to what I have. But then I realized, if I wanted to improve, people need to see my art. I also like meeting new friends
No formal art background whatsoever. Been doodling since I was a kid, stopped drawing in 2003 when I moved to the US and just resumed sketching in 2009 but never took art seriously until around January 2010 - the moment I picked up a wacom pen tablet. I guess you can officially say that I have started being a self-taught artist last January.
Goals (related to Art):
Aside from wanting to be really good at drawing, my goal is to put a certain story into a graphic novel/comic someday. Not aiming to be published (that would be awesome but I am not holding my breath for that), I just really want to be able to make it to a comic.
I used to collect X-Men comicbooks and Jim Lee has always been my favorite artist. I also got a few years where I loved anime and drew anime style for awhile. Now, I think I somehow merged the two.
Wacom pen and touch, Photoshop, pencil, small sketchpad, scanner.
Anatomy, Dynamic poses, background/structures/sceneries/landscape, foreshortening, perspective
I am a quick learner especially when motivated enough.
How often do I draw:
Usually a couple of hours a night during the weekdays. Sometimes all afternoon-nighttime in the weekend (if nothing's going on IRL).
Hobbies (aside from drawing):
I love music and video games. I also used to do some video editing using Movie Maker and Sony Vegas. I played Guild Wars, World of Warcraft, etc. The Metal Gear Solid series is my favorite video game of all time.
Okay off with the text and on with the art. I am going to pull a few things from my DA gallery to give you an overall idea of my progress so far. I mainly do digital stuff because I find it more convenient as I do not have a lot of space where I live and have no idea what kind of art materials I should get anyhow aside from my trusty paper and pencil (I did mention I got no art background lol ).
First image is my latest finished work. It is part of an Art Trade with a friend from DeviantArt.
Second image is the current artwork I am working on right now.
Third image is just an improvement meme I made in my deviantArt page based from a template by kamaniki of deviantArt. It gives an overall idea of what I have been doing in the past year.
So yeah more doodles coming this way. Feedback and constructive criticism are always appreciated.