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Postby Ericb2 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:41 pm

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Subject title: Newest of the new. Would like a buddy or mentor!

I'm pretty much the newest of the new at drawing. I've just started, I never drew anything during school because I had no confidence in drawing, always knew I was terrible. That said, it is always something I wanted to do and lately I said to myself, it's about time I start. First it was a lot of procrastination but I've finally started and... I'm lost. I don't know any fundamentals, shading or lighting. I've been looking online for guides/references but just bookmark then and don't come back.. maybe because I've got so much bookmarked I don't know where to start.

I got passed that a few days ago, started with some exercises, drawing lines etc and eventually tried a few things; some gesture drawings, a dragon from reference and a flower from my colouring pencils tin.

I don't need anyone to sit under me but rather just give me a few guidelines as to what I should be doing, where I should be starting. I've got an interest in all forms of art, landscape, video game characters, cartoons, flowers and so on. But I've only got pencil and paper (I'm really interested in getting a graphics tablet ). My plan was to just draw from reference, find pictures I like and draw them. However, I'd like to be able to make them more lively than just a few lines topped off with poor colouring.

I think that perhaps having a buddy would help me along, someone to comment on my drawings, compare drawings with and perhaps draw the same thing together and see who's best (a competition?).

I'm so sorry that this is such a big wall of text.

http://viciousmackerel.imgur.com/all/ (My first pictures(terrible))

 

Postby owenoak95 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:34 pm

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Hi :) I've been doing digital art for about two years now so I don't know if I would be much help but I really like the drawings you did. :D

 

Postby Snakebreath » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:12 am

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I could always give you critiques on your art (what you could work on) add me on skype: rileyhorne2 or add me on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/riley.horne.9
You could also check me out on DA but thats not the best for chatting and such but heres a url. http://wraeclast.deviantart.com/

I'm on the computer anytime that I'm home, feel free to message me :D

 

Postby Ericb2 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:25 pm

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owenoak95 wrote:Hi :) I've been doing digital art for about two years now so I don't know if I would be much help but I really like the drawings you did. :D


You've got plenty more experience than me so I'm sure you would be great help! Although I haven't started digital art yet because I'm without a graphics tablet but I want to get one soon. Thanks :D but I don't think they're so good haha, really basic :lol: It's a start I guess

 

Postby Ericb2 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:33 pm

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Snakebreath wrote:I could always give you critiques on your art (what you could work on) add me on skype: rileyhorne2 or add me on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/riley.horne.9
You could also check me out on DA but thats not the best for chatting and such but heres a url. http://wraeclast.deviantart.com/

I'm on the computer anytime that I'm home, feel free to message me :D


I'll take you up on the offer, thanks! Your art work is awesome! Something I'd like to try and do is replicate landscapes from video games such as Morrowind. Though I think I'm a bit off that haha, would need to learn better perspectives and shading

 

Postby Snakebreath » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:10 pm

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Thanks! I could definitely give you some tips on perspective and such, landscapes are definitely something I need to work on as well (i've spent the year mostly studying characters). Maybe when summer starts in a month I'll do some landscapes with you! :D


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