I'm one of those lurkers who's been here for a while but never found the courage to actually start one of these things. I guess I've always been a little too selfconscious about my art. Not to mention I have the tendency to get stuck working on details and rarely getting them right, which means I more often than not end up giving up altogether.... Hrm.
I've attended a comics art & illustration college program here in Sweden, but the teachers and courses weren't the best, so I learned more from my classmates than anything else.
What would I like to accomplish by starting this sketchbook?
Well... I'm thinking about attending another art program of some kind, but I'm a little hesitant. I'd have to go abroad since the swedish educations aren't the best, or most varied. In other words, I'd like to improve, of course. A lot.
I have so many things I have to get better at, however, so many that I'm unsure of where to start... But I'm guessing I'll have to start with the sketching, judging from so many other sketchbooks I've had the time to look through on here.
Anyway! To post the first sketches.
First off is a 15 minute doodle in Photoshop I just did, so nothing really fancy. I more or less just wanted something new to start this sketchbook off with. (My stationary computer is sort of dead, so I don't have any art available except these two sketches atm.)
The second is a collarboration; a friend of mine drew the cute cat and I put flat colors on it, then played around with different light sources. I think the result looks kind of interesting. Again, a very quick study, max 2 hours I think.
So, uh, hi! And thanks for taking a look. Constructive, helpful critique is always welcome.