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Posted by: Arteriorrhexis - 06-17-2017, 09:50 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (3)

Hello there, I'm new to posting on this site although I've been lurking for a long time. What can I say, I love the energy around here <3

Oh man, I've always wanted to join but highschool kept distracting me but I finally graduated this year and I can focus on art for the long term. I love art and want to get better to do some freelance about 4-5 years from now.

I used to have some sketchbooks out on CA and PN but I had to delete them because my highschool advises all students to pull off work in any subject from the net for grading purposes to get a diploma. So until July 3, when diploma results are out, I can start posting some of my other more finished stuff in my SB hopefully.

Hmm, for now, my current and biggest struggle outta all the stuff I'm weak in is color and I have no idea how it works with light and shadow. Proportions is another one before diving into anatomy stuff, how does the neck even manage to stay afloat the body without popping off? :O

That's about it. I look forward to learning and drawing with all of you guys!

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  Starting fresh here
Posted by: ChromeFlames - 06-06-2017, 04:34 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (5)


I have found this place by chance when a friend of mine introduced this place to me. I may be a beginner in this craft, lacking the fundamentals here and there but this friend of mine told me something alike someone else in my life told me: "Mix around with ducks, and you will remain a duck. Mix with the Eagles, and you will become an Eagle." And so, I took his advice; I brought myself here, wanting to learn from the eagles.

About me, I'm a 22 year old guy from Singapore, trying to get into uni. I took interest with art due to my interests in video games and Animated shows. To be honest, I'm unsure about what will unfurl next in life's path, with my current skills and achievements. And so, I aspire to improve. My art may be rusty now, but with everyone's help here, I really hope to emerge with as a greater artist with the backing and mentoring of all of you wonderful people.

I really hope y'all will be patient with me in my struggles here :D

Btw, other stuff: Its not just art I desire to improve: I'm pretty overweight now and trying to get in shape, and I noticed a sub forum for fitness related stuff :)

Maybe I truly found home, eh? :P

By the way, I have some stuff on Deviantart: http://chromeflames.deviantart.com/
I hope that I can improve greatly from my recent works in my journey here. Love you all.

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  Hello everyone
Posted by: xGhostx7 - 06-04-2017, 11:48 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (2)

Hello everyone,

xGhostx7 here, I am 30 year old. I have been drawing and making 3D models almost all my life. Currently I have a full time job ( something not related to Art). 
Drawing and art is something I always enjoyed. I want improve my art, so that i can quit my current job and work as an illustrator.

I hope i will learn a lot form you guys.

Thanks for reading and have a nice day.

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  Newcomer here
Posted by: angrychill - 06-02-2017, 01:14 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (1)

Hi! Just a very young and very new dweeb here, still in high school. Been drawing since I was about 5 years old, and started taking it seriously about 3 or 4 years ago, but due to school my progress is kind of sporadic. Love doing anything concerning designing characters and stuff, and have wanted to improve seriously for a long time but have never found the right place to do so. 

Summer holidays are coming in two weeks so I was planning on doing some massive improvements concerning my anatomy, but more importantly my landscape and concept/design skills! I've got three more years until college but since I have to keep my grades at an A-average, I figured I should start preparing for doing my portfolio earlier. It's my dream to enroll in the ArtCenter College of Design (Entertainment  Design or Illustration course), and I've got to work even harder to earn a place in there because I would be an international student...

I hope that this can be the place where I can do that. :) I look forward to these three months with you!

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  Re-Introduction: Hi, I'm Sean! (AKA Valency)
Posted by: Valency - 05-24-2017, 12:30 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (2)

Hi all!

I had originally signed up here in 2013, intro'd myself, and then sort of dropped off the face of the earth. I'd like to try being a bit more involved as I'm having trouble finding some people to do art with and I'm trying to get back into it. In the time that I was gone, I have improved quite a bit, but only on the point of art, not on speed or concepts. Attached are a few pieces that I've made along the line of concept art.

I'm not sure what my goals are, but I'd love to do some art sessions if anyone is up for that. I miss being around other artists like I was in college.

[Image: distant___4k_download_by_valencygraphics-d9l2t0j.jpg]
[Image: trying_out_the_new_powers_by_valencygrap...aqnjkm.jpg]
[Image: arctic_doodle_by_valencygraphics-da0ois9.jpg]
[Image: abaddon___4k_lms_wallpaper_fan_art_by_va...aot6t5.jpg]
[Image: galaxy___4k_by_valencygraphics-daq99vb.jpg]
[Image: 4k_wallpaper___cornucopia_nebula_by_vale...apxd8n.jpg]

As some of you are probably aware, the Abaddon art is a fan piece, based on Dan Luvisi's LMS. I'm still trying to work on body and form. 

Thanks for having this community! Feel free to check out my DeviantArt or website to see some of the other stuff I've done. I hope to add some more by the end of the year. :)



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Posted by: Dreschler - 05-22-2017, 12:16 PM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (3)

Hello guys! My name is Isabella, but you can call me Bella, it sounds better haha. 

Well, I'm a video game development student from Brazil and I want to be an illustrator (oh, and I also want to work at CD Projekt Red one day hahaha), I always enjoyed drawing, since I was a little child, but I've never had any kind of art lessons (only at college, but it wasn't really good), so I don't have a consistent knowledge of anatomy, proportion, perspective, composition... well, the basics of design... Anyway, I actually started studying all of it about 6 months ago, and I believe I'm improving, but I'm still a little confused, so I hope some of you guys can help me to get things clearer haha.

Thank you, guys! I hope I'll make some friends in here, since I don't know many artists  Tongue

See ya :)

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Posted by: Maira - 05-21-2017, 12:31 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (4)

Hello everybody,

My name is Maira (not Maria ;)), I'm 23 and right now I work with advertising.
I've been drawing all my life but never took the time to really study it, and never considered it as a career option to me (my parents are artists so I always saw that as a hard path). However, I went through some tough times recently and realized that life is too short and I'm wasting too much time with things I don't enjoy doing and/or don't really care about. So I want to invest my time in what is important to me, and I decided that improving my art is something I really wanna do.
I was looking for people to interact with through this journey, but I'm also avoiding social media, that's why I decided to join this forum. I borrowed Successful Drawing by Andrew Loomis from a friend that recommended it to me, and I'm looking for materials to have a better grasp of the fundamentals of drawing, so any tip or recommendation is very welcome. My goal for now is to learn a lot and make new friends.
Thank you for reading and have a nice day!

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  starting over
Posted by: lostviking - 05-18-2017, 02:46 PM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (2)

viking here, ill try to give a very basic intro if anyones interested. 29 years old, drew off/on my whole life, started taking it seriously in my early 20s, stopped for awhile, came back with a vengeance hitting the books hard and studying as much as i could while i was out of work. 

lot of personal stuff happened, struggled a lot with addiction and other issues, lost interest in most things i enjoyed. naturally, drawing took a huge hit. still feel pretty low so i signed up here to check out what other people are doing. struggle a lot with mood swings so i go from drawing a lot to spending most of my spare time sleeping. 

gonna try to draw through my struggles this time around. it is very satisfying for me when i complete drawings and get something decent., and also frustrating when i draw like shit. nowadays i mostly draw from imagination and life observation. i used to have all these huge goals and aspirations but i think right now i just want to get into a habit of drawing a lot and making improvements in my work. its always interesting to me to see what other people are creating. we'll see what happens

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  Here we go!
Posted by: Xeul - 05-10-2017, 07:57 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (4)


I was so excited when I found this place that I didn't do nearly enough stalking and investigating, but even without that carnal knowledge, I'm fairly confident this is where I'm supposed to be right now... so if I get anything drastically wrong, berate me. I can take it.

By day, I'm a 32 year old lady from Colorado who jams to hardcore metal music and works damn hard at her job. By night, I'm asleep... because of the aforementioned daytime activities and age power-combo. I used to be a horribly depressed hermit, which was great fuel for my artistic passion, but once I discovered that's not a fun way to be, I sort of lost focus on my greatest passion. My excuses? Oh, I'm not good enough. I don't have time. I don't have the right tools. ALL BLATANT LIES. I just forgot how to be passionate about it, I think. The last time I was really passionate about art was when I was a member of a forum where everyone told me very bluntly why I was bad at it and showed me how they'd do it differently. So here I am, not really knowing what Im doing because I wanted to jump in head first so I didn't talk myself out of it.

I used the word passion a lot just now. 

Tell me all your hopes and dreams, my new special friends.

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Posted by: EmEl - 04-13-2017, 10:30 PM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (7)

Great blistering barnacles. After having followed the epic daggers for some time (see my sketchbook post) I find myself posting here. It's both exciting and terrifying. I've been hiding in my own little artists trench for some time and thought it about time I poked my head above ground.

So, on that note, please accept my warmest hello and a hug! Handshakes certainly acceptable if hugs aren't your thing. And I totally enjoy a good 'awkward silence' now and again if neither of those work out! 

I'm looking forward to sharing advice/insights/other after my many years of self-imposed artists isolation/escape.

All the best!

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