Hello, I'm Lost My Marbles and welcome to my sketchbook!
This is my first sketchbook and my first post here on Conceptart. Let me start out by saying I am happy I stumbled upon this wonderful community. I was looking for a place to mingle with other artists and a place that encouraged growth. Concept art is just that. I’m sick of people telling me my drawings are nice. That will get me nowhere. My brother has been the only one to actually give me good constructive criticism. My art teachers at school never said a word to me about my work other than “nice” . “Nice” is nice and all, but it won’t do me any good in the long run so criticize away. I can take it. :-P
I’m 21 and I’m from the Netherlands and I want to become an illustrator. I love everything about the visual arts (shapes textures colors perspective composition.) but I am particularly interested in how pictures can tell a story and evoke emotion. I am self-taught and I learned everything I know from drawing from observation.
I started drawing from an early age just like every kid. I drew a little too much though. My teachers didn’t take kindly to me drawing during class all day so I stopped when I was about 13 years old. I picked it up again recently in my last 2 years of high school. I rediscovered my obsession and I’m now trying for art school. One school already accepted me, but I’m trying for more to see which one would suit me best.
About my stuff:
The stuff you see here is part of my accepted portfolio. I know my anatomy and perspective are a bit dodgy, so I’m looking into getting some books about that. I’m a total noob when it comes to techniques other than “drawing with a HB pencil” but I try. I’d like to learn line drawing with ink but I’m not sure what to do. I just use the ink pen thing as a pencil and it doesn’t look very good. Maybe I’ll get a book about that too. I think my stuff looks a bit stiff so I’d like to lose that. Does it just take more drawing? I don’ t know.
Sorry for the big wall-o-text. Well then…. The sketchbook starts here! :-D
(don't mind the penis statues. I put them in for fun. I made them at school as a joke. They squirted perfume out the top. It was amazing. Everyone loved them. :-P)
That concludes the 1st entry to my sketchbook. I hope you enjoyed it and again: any critique is very welcome. I’ll do my best to improve. :-)