...well that's the plan at least...
Anyway, hey! My name's Paul. I'm 22 and I've decided to dedicate a considerable more amount of my time to becoming a better artist. The end goal, like most people on this site I'd imagine, will be to ultimately get to a stage where I can have a career in art that I'm happy with and that can at least pay the bills. Whether that career is as a fine artist, tattoo artist or whatever is still undecided and will probably fluctuate a million times over the next couple of years.
So first up I'm going to list what I think are some of the main things which I need to work on as an artist:
1: Colour Always, always has been a major problem for me. I'm absolute crap at painting. I plan to change that though with the help of this lovely new wacom I've bought, photoshop, and a nice beginners selection of stuff for oil painting.
2: Imagination I know that generally any artist who is very good at drawing from imagination is an artist who has made many studies. I know this is why my imagination is absolute crap. I need to study A LOT more. So you're going to see a lot of anatomy studies, life drawing, etc.
Obviously there's lots of others such as speed, composition, storytelling, etc, which I really want to and need to improve on as well.
OK. Here's some of my drawings to start things off:
A sexy self portrait:
And before anyone points out that frogs don't have big thick black outlines around them in real life, I know :p
Tomorrow I'm gonna get some anatomy study done and continue reading Color
by Betty Edwards.
I really hope people will give as much feedback and critiques as possible.
I'm also going to try and become a more active member on these forums as up until now I've just been a big smelly lurker.