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Hi people... gosh, I feel slightly overwealmed by this site.
Well, introduction time, in a nutshell....
I'm Laura, 25, live in London, UK, studied graphic design at uni, have been working as a book cover designer for three or so years.... and now I'm freaking out, as I wanna draw things again! Only i'm stuck in a bit of a rut, in that crayons scare me and my confidence isnt what it used to be with regard to drawing (in fact, it is pretty non-existant)...
I'd like to do something about that, only I'm not sure what. Take a course? But which one? MA? BA? Illustration? Fine Art? Life drawing evening classes? I need to get inspired again...(and needless to say, a good kick up the ass too) it is sad to say that this proves difficult in the workplace sometimes!
I guess I'd just like some ideas on what route to take... hear from you guys on what you studied, how you got to where you are now...
Any advice much appreciated, for a gal that feels super
about learning new stuff, but very about getting the ball rolling.
ps. I'm sorry my first post post had to be so dull
"What...an...idiot." said Hermione.
go to life drawing, check out the local section and get together with the other london artists on the site. meeting these other artists in real life will get you inspired, they'll do you right.! welcome to CA.
I self-published a book on the fundamentals of drawing from life.
Hiya... thanks for that. There's so much on this site, its hard to know where to start....
"What...an...idiot." said Hermione.
I've been in that same rut lately. I've been making computer games for the last 10 years or so at various companies and over the years my work has gradually become more 3d and less 2d. So recently I started doing a lot more sketching, coming into this forum and chacking things out and forcing myself to do more 2d work in general. The UK guys all meet up in London once in a while and they sketch and come up with ideas, so that might be a route. I'm also looking to start some life drawing as that may help me get back into drawing more.
Anyway, hope you find your route!
You need to do more anatomy...and check your values....wait...did I just say that?
hey and welcome. Startin a daily sketch book might also be a good idea. Theres a real community back there, also it puts a bit of presure on you to do some work. If you want alota critique badlyhead to the subsection of the finished works titled "helpful critiques" the rest is kinda self explanatory. Im lookin forward to seen some of yer werk.
hey there, welcome to the forums.
i suggest grabbing a sketchbook and a pencil, and just going nuts ^-^
then scaning them and posting them here, and getting crits on how to improve.
oh, and i see you live in london? cool, we uk'ers have a monthly meet where we just chill and draw, in london.
if you have time, check out this thread http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...&page=24&pp=20
but if you want, i can pm you to remind you where the next meeting will be (if you can make it of course ^-^) its every first sunday of the month. so the next will be 5th september, from about 11am ish to whenever.
hope you can make it.
and good luck with your drawing
As your gonna miss all the new courses starting this year (or you could scrape into clearing) but your not sure what you want to do perhaps a year of experimentation is in order? Not drug experimentation, but art, although do both if it floats your boat.
First off just get back into life drawing, get a sketchbook and draw friends/family/boyfriend/husband etc... Got to local parks and draw bums etc... Theres some life drawing classes run near angel tube station apparently (chase up dirty_c) that sound ok. And if your in the South-East theres some life drawing classes in Deptford apprently (Molly? ).
And youve got a great leap over me in having a degree (and in turn a job), im just shit at drawing , so feel happy in that(I am younger tough
All the London lot I saw are pretty fudging good at drawing, so go along and speak to them!
And keep a sketchbook with you at all times, comes in handy for sitting on wet benches at the very least! Try and draw in it though.
Cockney boy, but south of the river!
Hi...I read on another thread that you live near Kingston...try Putney school of art for courses ( http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/Home/Co...sad.htm#course )
or try http://www.londoncolleges.com/
hope this helps.