G'day fellas. Well, im onto my final year of illustration at Uni, and i realise that i have a lot to learn before i can even think of getting a job. Ive been drawing (on and off) for the last ten years, but until a bit over a year ago, i hadn't done anything really beyond the typical Dragonball Z fan art you see flooding the pages of DeviantArt. Last year really opened my eyes to illustration. Not enjoying graphic design at uni, i decided to make illustration my focus, and jumped into a course where i had basically no knowledge expierience other than DBZ and Gundam fan drawings, and definately no expierience with painting. Overall my assignments weren't too bad. I improved a lot throughout the year, learning to apply colour, visual interest and fairly decent compositions, but i think i skipped a big step in my first year of learning to draw (for real). I never really studied human anatomy, simplifying complex objects to basic shapes, or even the rules of perspective. This lets me down when im concepting ideas. I struggle with placing images on paper because i don't understand how the body and muscles moves, stretches or interacts with one another. I dont understand shape structure, why the skin folds the way it does, or how light hits the body. Basically. I dont know the fundamental rules of drawing.
Below are examples of my best work done throughout the year. Not half bad. But the closer you look, you see many problems with anatomy, perspective and a lot of unconfident lines. Mixture of traditional/digital work.
My goal over the next year (i better keep it up!!!) is to fill these pages with sketches, paintings and even quick doodles. Im basically doing this for myself, to keep a digital record of my process over this year, for me to look back on in times that i need more confidence. If someone wants to give their advice, opinion, even if its just to tell me i suck, feel happy to leave comments. Later dudes!!!