Thanks for visiting my sketch book! It took me a lot of nerve to finally post some things here. But I figured it was about time I stopped being a chicken and put some things up here. So I want to be an artist. For various reasons I couldn't go to school for it, despite being accepted in to Sheridan in Toronto. It was a really hard day for me and it caused me to basically give up art for a year or two. I was so disappointed that circumstances had so screwed me I just lost all motivation. But about three months ago I was talking with my significant other and talking about the fact I had no direction of where I wanted to go and he asked me (like so many others have) why I didn't try to get into art more. I said well I couldn't go to school for it. He told me to stop being dumb. He said that if I really wanted to do it I could and to just get back into it. He told me that if I really wanted it school wouldn't matter, it's your portfolio. And well... he was right. I found concept art and started asking some questions and looking around. Now I love it here and spend time every day looking at everyone else's work. Now I want to work on mine. I have a long way to go, I am out of practice. But my goal is to get a job in the art industry. So any help I can get... I'd really appreciate it. Anything to get to my dream. So be hard on me, please. I want it!
I'd like to preface this and say I'm writing it from work so I'm posting some pieces of art to show where I was and where I am right now. But it's only the stuff I have access to from work so there's only three pictures lol. My drawings are my attempts at humans. I used to be terribly afraid of them. But now I'm finding that finding new pictures to draw (I've been using references recently although I want to do more life drawing) I'm looking for challenges. In the first image I had a TERRIBLE time trying to draw that woman's hair. I'd never done humans (I used to draw a lot of horses...) and their hair and hands was really difficult for me. The second one I'm posting is about a year later and it was a lot easier for me to draw the people, so I chose something new - white clothing. It was really difficult for me to learn how to do the shading values properly. And the last one, I decided a seriously black (done in charcoal) background and a woman with wet hair was going to be my challenge. That one isn't done yet, I haven't finished her hair. But it gives an idea of where I am.
But any kind of criticism or advice based on these, I'd really appreciate it.
I removed the really old pic and just left this one. As the other one was like 3 years old.
And then there is the one in the thumbnail which is the most recent.