Hi all. I'm a 17 year old (oh joy, another teenager) Dutch girl, and I'm currently in my last year of Middle School. School systems are different everywhere so that probably won't mean much to you, but I'm hoping to do the Bachelor of Art and Technology in Game Art next year. The name of the study sais pretty much all. I love concept art, I've got tons of pictures saved on my pc and I'm hoping to be able to make such pictures of my own oneday.
I've been drawing since I was about 11, I started out drawing Pokémon (... I know, don't tell me), mainly the creatures. From there I started developing a style of my own, again, mainly in drawing creatures. But everyone's allways been telling me to broaden my abilities and make sure I have 'skills' in every area, that includes human beings and landscapes. I allways thought humans to be rather boring to draw, but after reading books such as Andrew Loomis' "Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" and various tutorials on the net, they start to interest me and prove to be a nice challenge.
So, here we go. I've seen pictures posted here that simply blew me away and I feel so tiny as an artist ^^;. I'm not easily hurt or offended so feel free to give real, proper crits on my drawings. After all, I'm doing this to learn.
Here's my first attempt at drawing humans from reference, after reading the basics from a couple of tutorials provided by various artists;
Most of the mistakes on this one have already been pointed out, but redlines would be very much appreciated .
This is a practise on a man's anatomy (for which I obviously used a reference).
A practise at perspective using Andrew Loomis' book;
And to give you an idea of how and what I usually draw;
(above are part of a portrait project I've got running right now)
The anatomy of my dragons is based off of real life animals (mixes of them).
Last edited by Lhune; January 1st, 2008 at 11:31 AM.
waw............................................... ...... all those dots are astonishment.
Great great great work!! Anatomy Great i think you should get your fingers and toes worked on then you could pull of some awesome pictures.. it seems like your avoiding them, keep it up tho! great stuff!!! Welcome.
Thanks a lot! Yes I usually avoid drawing hands and feet because I have an awful lot of trouble with them (and to keep things simple).
I will pick up my pencil and start drawing many hands and feet soon .
Cool Dragons, keep going on those perspective studies.
Really nice paintings, especially that creature with the curly horns
Your creatures are great. Good mix of reference and imagination. You seem to be on the right track to me. Just draw more (including hands and feet) and have fun.
my sketches here... http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=92997
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cool stuff post some more
I think the sketches at the top are right on the spot, try to do some more of that but maybe with more finished line work. I also like your rendering, I just think you could add more volume. Hope it helps
Stop by my sketchbook please, sharing comments will help us all!
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I wish I was that good at your age
all I did when I was 17 was rippoff art from comics