Hi Everyone. My name is Stacey Fuller and I'm relatively new around here and to concept art. I am a 3d artist specialising in character animation but have never learnt to draw or paint. Iím at a point where Iím bursting with ideas but canít express them. I usually jump straight into 3d and attempt to model things by looking at references Ė not a very good idea in hindsight unless Iím replicating the exact thing. Iíve also tried doing some sketches to model from but they are never of the quality I desire. I feel trapped in this current state. I also donít want to be limited to just 3d art.
After taking a good long hard look at myself, where Iím at and where I want to go Iíve decided that itís time to go back to the basics and learn to drawing and digital paint. I will be baring my soul for all to see. I will be posting drawings initially and then digital paintings whether good or bad. Please feel free to provide your crits and comments.
I will be working my way through the Loomis books. In the past few weeks I've been reading through Successful Drawing and practicing the techniques. I'm currently in the perspective section. I've found while sticking to a linear approach through the book I'm starting to get a bit impatient/bored which I certainly didn't expect. So what I'm going to try doing is study a little bit of each area (perspective, value intially and then colour) and rotate each so I don't find myself getting this way. I'll be starting out with pencil and then when I think I'm ready I'll add in digital painting. I will be posting my first piece tomorrow.