Hello, everyone in ConceptArt.org
I'm new here. My Name is Miguel, 21 years old. I moved to USA about 4 years ago from Macau. My English is not that well. So, if I make any grammar mistakes or misspelling some words, please forgive me. Thank you.
When I was a senior in high school I took a night portrait class at a community college. I think it was in 2009. Then, the first year of college I also took a drawing class. I was looking for some art school in San Francisco, but I was discouraged by the cost of it.
Since then I haven't drawn at all. I guess I wasn't serious at that time and didn't understand the whole deal of art. I didn't know the importance of practice . I was wasting my time for the past few years, sigh. And now, I'm taking a color class in my community college. I found it I actually like to paint, although my paintings look like crap . So, I start drawing again. I want to improve, I want to be able to draw and paint from my imagination. I'm inspired after reading some of the posts and sketchbook in the forum. I decided to start a sketchbook to keep myself motivated to draw everyday. Hopefully, I'll get some critiques from you guys, I really appreciate it.
My main goal now is start from the basics. I want to focus on anatomy first since it is the hardest thing to draw for me. Also I would like to practice value and colors, any suggestions of how to study them effectively? Thank you!
Here are some of the portraits I did back in 2009.
Here are some of the drawings I did in the drawing class I took.
Here are the paintings for the color class. All are using photo reference.
This one was done on a canvas panel, it was pretty cool to paint on a canvas LOL, really like the texture surface. I don't know why the Acrylic paints dry slower on the canvas.
Here are the figure 60s I did last night.
Figures from magazine.