hi i am new to everything art. i started pursuing animation about 7 months ago. ive done a lot of beginner animations and this week i found out that to become the artist i want to be, i need to go back to basics to build a solid foundation for drawing because i want to be able to get any idea i have down on paper. ive decided to go back and really attempt to learn drawing. its really been helping me a ton with the way i now analyze things, im much more observant. ive done over 5000 gesture drawings so far. when i first started 7 months ago, everything was like a stick figure so i am proud of my progress. this week i just started learning anatomy and perspective (tough!!)
im heavily inspired by the sketchbooks on concept art. i love creature art the most. i have always been a big fan of concept art/digital painting and wished i could do stuff like that . i am very excited now because ive finally decided to dedicate my break time to learning digital painting instead of playing video games.
i guess this will be where i put all my drawings. i hope in doing this, it can be a sort of reminder to me that i am getting better everyday and encourages me to keep working hard and moving forward
my life goal is to be working as a character animator and digital painting/concept art for fun
i would greatly appreciate if people could drop by some advice on how to proceed with learning digital painting/concept art. i dont have a clue as to how to get started and it would be nice to know the best route and gain any knowledge from the experiences of others.
ive been told that ctrlpaint.com is what i should be learning from and i really love it. im currently going through all the tutorials and today i finished some basic exercises. they were very tedious and no fun so i didnt try as hard as i should have, but tomorrow i will try to do my best for each and every exercise. i will try to post something up everyday so it will be like i have homework.
maybe i will end up like that one guy on this site that was a newbie and after many years of hardwork and dedication, is now a master !! =)