First I'd like to say that I am a violin player, not a concept artist.
But I like concept art and digital painting. So if you want to help me get better with my art I am most grateful. That's why I'm here
I am Lotta Ahlbeck, I live in Finland and I am a 18-year-old high school student. I've drawn since I was a kid, but most of my time has gone to practising the violin, not to drawing. I draw a lot in school though, especially during the lessons, which would oftern would bore me to pieces if I wouldn't. So for me drawing is a refuge and an "escape route". And it's fun, too.
My Classy Tools: A nice laptop which shows my colours in its own unique way
A wacom graphire4 A6 (atleast it has pressure sensivity
The Gimp yay everybody hates it here, but it works and it's legal
For a start I post a pic of a sort of war goddess (yay textured brushes)
and a series of self portrait studies drawn in poor lightning, with a very small mirror and an a6 sketch book.
I used a pic of russian pole vaultress Yelena Isimbajeva as anatomical reference for the war girl (atleast I tried)(and I copied her pose ). I chose her for her spectacular body shape and fiery look. The pic took several days to complete (I didn't count hours) and it still could use some refining... maybe some day . I'm a painstakingly slow painter, but I keep getting faster all the time (i hope). I wonder if desaturating the formerly red flag was such a good idea. Overall I like the girl to get the attention, and I didn't want her to look too communistic
The self portraits started as a try to do the android thing, but I ended up with only 6 portraits. I drew an additional one when I was pasting together the pics and adding unneccessary captions... Mainly I drew them because I need to train drawing from life, and I'm the cheapest human model around my house.
Well, enjoy my futile efforts. Cheers // Lotta