I'll start this by saying...
My name is Arsh Darksbane... and I want to be a real artist some day.
But I'm a total newb with 10 years of practice to start over on.
I'm going to start uploading my sketches, studies, life drawings.. everything.
Because I aim to succeed.
A little background on me...
I'm 25 and I grew up a Jack-of-all-trades. I've dabbled in my arts for so long amid so many other arts... but was never satisfied with doing everything okay. This past May, I picked up my tablet after a 2 year near-hiatus (life had gotten awfully busy since my spouse and I had just had our first and only child). I immediately began making progress on my old art, and I made a series of digital paintings, each one better than the last. I had become determined to be better at art. I had seen a quote earlier this year that had changed my life:
This May, I made a promise to myself to focus my power. I wish to master artwork and pursue my dreams."One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular." --Tony Robbins
And from then until now, I have learned much. In the past two days, I have learned the most... I need to start all over.
I had decided some time this Summer that I had to go to art college because I needed to go "back to basics". I had realized I didn't understand the foundations that make real art... anatomy, value, color theory... I was inept at Perspective... Art college was a must. So I began at Art Institute of Pittsburg online.
But now I have become disappointed with AI because they lack enough foundational classes. So I'm going to start applying to different art schools and find one that actually has all the classes I need. I found Academy of Art University online and I am talking to them as an option. I'd love feedback if anyone knows much about them.
All that said... this is here because I am dead serious about my art. I believe in myself and I intend to practice and study until I can achieve my dreams and then forever. I am focusing my power.
Here's some recent sketches, gestures, figure studies, anatomy studies, life drawing... everything I have within the past week or so. It should give a vague idea of where I am now. That should help for me to start. I will continue posting my drawings and I appreciate feedback.