Hello! My name is Larc and I want to be a concept artist more than anything. Prehaps it's a little bit TOO obsessive, but concept art is what I want to do for the rest of my life. I swore that I would make it, I swore that I would be one of the best, so I need some major help from you guys that have been doing this for a long longer than my seventeen-year-old self.
Do NOT be nice to me. I want in-depth, harsh, no-bearings held back critique. Please, I want to get better. I want to finally feel like my artwork is something that I can pride myself in instead of pouring my heart into something and then not being happy with it when I'm done. I want to see myself get better; I want to tap into my creativity and go as FAR out of my comfort zone as a possibly can. So do NOT sugar-coat things because I am ready and waiting to take the advice that will turn me into something GREAT!
As a concept artist, I know I need to learn how to come up with amazingly imaginative outfits for unreal characters to wear. But I suck at outfits, I mean, my mind goes totally blank when I try to sketch something neat when it comes to armor/clothing/dresses/ etc. It's all well and good that I have amazing thoughts about said things, but god help me if I draw them. How do I rectify this?
Also, I want to put more expression into my concepts. They feel so dead, or, the emotion feels the same. It's maddening! I look at other artist's work and they have it down to a T. I don't understand how I can't transcribe my thoughts into art when I can see and feel my ideas so clearly but my hands won't frickkin' work!
I hope I'll get some help in this thread. Usually I get flamed for either my zealous, blazing determination, or ( paradoxically) my lack of self confidence. I'm hoping that you guys, being professionals, can explain to me how I may improve so that I may have the means to feel the confidence that my determination should display as a given.
With this help and, through it, my betterment, my commission thread may finally get some more attention as well.
The first bit are sketches I did out of anger. I was feeling inadequate in art, so I took it out the way I always do: doing more art.
The second one is a work in progress that I stopped doing some time ago because I didn't feel that it so good. I may pick it back up again just to finish it.
The third one is my first ever environment. It's a WIP, so I'll post the finished one here later.
The fourth one was a commission I did very recently. I suck at imagining outfits ( the guy decided to forsake a description, and that is one of my major "areas of drastic betterment needed". At least the commission wasn't for real money. I would definately have put more effort into it.
The fifth is an example of the suckiness of my armor design. See what I mean? What can I do to rectify my ineptitude?