my name is Ecki, I'm male and from Germany. I'm kinda new here. I've registered a few months ago and am floating through some threads since.
I've spent 3 years of my life on a design school, but we didn't do a whole lot of drawing there. After that, I've started an apprenticeship as a programmer. That was five years ago, which makes me a professional programmer by now
Now I'm about to take drawing serious. Next year in April, I've saved enough money to quit my job and self-teach for 3-5 years to become an concept artist & illustrator. Until 04.2013, I'll still be working a 42 hours week and keep drawing as much as I can.
I've already drawn for quite a while, but it was mainly manga and anime. Right now I'm trying to rid myself of this kinda stuff with learning the basics. Over the last 2 months, I've already done ~100 digital color and concept studies and filled almost 3 sketchbooks with anatomy studies.
I wasn't sure on whether I should open my sketchbook already, because next year I could have given it a real kickstart from April on.
But now I thought – what the hell, why not just start right now? That are a few months worth of useful critique.
I hope you guys don't show me any mercy – In two years, I want to reach Janaschi/Algenpfleger levels. I know what it takes and I'm prepared to get my ass kicked.
I'm dead serious.
For my current level, visit my dA page.
From now on, I will share my daily sketches and studies with you every evening.