So, uhm... hello! ^^°
I've been sort of throwing shy glances at this forum for a while now. It's probably the biggest forum I've ever been in so far, and I am a bit intimidated by so many great artists all in one place, so please don't mind me when I act shy or don't know what to say?
Basically, I love art, and I really want to learn it. My main reason for that is that I constantly have stuff in my head, stories, characters, worlds... and I want to make it visible and share it with others through art.
I'm more of a storyteller than anything else though, so for far too long, I've been focusing on drawing people and yeah. I want to learn more.
The job of my dreams would be to work in Game Design later on and write and illustrate concepts for video games for a living. But I think I'd be happy ending up somewhere in comics, freelancing or maybe even in animation, too. The most important thing to me is that I acquire the skill to tell my stories, and get to tell them somehow. Privately in the afternoons or for a living.
I really got into art back when the Sailor Moon anime was first published in Germany. I really loved the style of Toei Animation, and tried to emulate it as a child. By now I have moved further away from that, but people still tell me that my style is very manga-/animelike and it makes me a bit insecure.
I haven't been able to attend much in arts classes or anything since I've started, save for the minimum art education at school and one Life Drawing class. Everything I can is self-taught with the help of tutorials and friends, and since I have no money to fund any kind of further education - and won't reach the level most public schools seem to be looking for for another while now - Conceptart.org is kind of my hope to get good feedback and maybe even some nice mentors who can teach me a thing or too. I'm not good at learning without teachers at all, so that would be really nice.
In case you want to see a bit more of what I do art-wise, I've linked my art blog as homepage and stuff.
Here's to a good time together. :3