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  Hello everyone
Posted by: loganwilliams - 01-13-2021, 04:11 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (3)

I am a new artist with a passion to create. I am almost always willing to take on a challenge. I am a current college student and am going to double major in art and new media studies. Thank you for having me here. 

My specialty is digital art. In that category, I am good at weird creatures, and photo drawing hybrids.

I suck at people.

once again thank you for having me here. Smile Smile

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Smile Daggers to Heaven
Posted by: daggers2heaven - 01-11-2021, 08:43 PM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (5)

Hello everyone.
I'm a 19 yo female art student living in a dystopian country.
I tried choosing a cool username, but you can call me Yen if that's better

I'm very absorbed by my academic future for the reason that it's the only viable option to find a community of dedicated artists IRL. And that I'm completely obsessed with it.. Blushing

I don't make for the best person to hold  a casual conversation with, I usually have trouble talking about day to day subjects with ease, so I tend to talk about art-related topics with art-infatuated people when I get the time.

I enjoy realistic paintings more than anything, but I find traditional illustrations equally interesting. Although I'm currently going through a more experimental phase to make solid career decisions :0

Pardon me if I've skimped over any introduction etiquette. I hope we become the best of partners and get along.

Kind regards

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Big Grin Hello!
Posted by: StudioZ - 01-07-2021, 03:49 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (6)

Good morning / evening
my name is Sheng and I'm a semi beginner artist.
I joined the Crimson Daggers forum just now from a youtuber called mohammed agbadi.
I am here to improve alongside everyone and to learn new things about art. :D

I draw on my Huion H610 and post regularly on my IG. shameless plug ;) (https://www.instagram.com/studiosheng/)
the main art program that im the most fluent with is Autodesk Sketchbook
but I also use Krita as im trying to get used to the Ps work flux.

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  Hello, World! And future friends
Posted by: adrikovitch - 01-02-2021, 05:33 PM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (4)

Hey everyone!

I've been lurking this forum since I found it some months now. I used to go on the forum in ConceptArt and really wanted to join another old school forum with Sketchbook threads.

I'm 29 living over in the East coast of the US. I've been wanting to get serious with art for a few years now and I'm finally at a place in life where I can do so. I plan to start from the bottom and establish a solid foundation in the fundamentals of art. I've been pulled towards Perspective for some reason and though it's arguably "out of order" in the way you're "supposed to learn", that's what I've decided to study first. I did take a few drawing classes in college post-bachelor's degree so I did technically learn the fundamentals... I just don't think it was "serious" enough and consider that it was more of an introduction.

Anyways, I don't have much to share at the moment, but I thought I'd say hello. I'm hoping this forum is my new home :)

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Shocked One Thousandth time's the charm
Posted by: Arqm - 12-16-2020, 03:01 PM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (5)

Hello Crimson Daggers forum! Call me Arqm. I'm 19 years old and this is probably the thousandth something attempt of me "picking up" art again in the past four to five years. I started drawing when I was in High school, and at the time it was simply a coping mechanism for dealing with stress and the bullying I received while attending. After a while I ended up enjoying drawing and I wanted to pursue a career in it.(Was hoping to do Character Design and 2D animation.) So, I started to take it a bit more seriously and began my efforts to improve. I bought and studied a ton of art books (figure drawing, anatomy, etc.), took art classes, got critiques from other artists on my work, and I practiced almost everyday. My confidence was very high in the beginning, but it started to waver when I slowly realized no matter how much I did and how much time I put in it, my art never seemed to improve or get better. It always seemed fixed. And even if I did make some progress it was only by a little bit each time. I ended up trying to apply to an art school with what I had and their rejection only confirmed that I wasn't good enough. 

After that, I dropped it for a while, at least as far as doing it seriously. It seemed useless to continue it when I was getting nowhere. The quarantine and pandemic, however, has given me a lot of time on my hands and made me realize that I lack any sort of skill to call my own. Art was the only thing I could sort of call my own despite how shit my work was. That's why I've come here today to start over and try to see if this time around I can do it somewhat competently with the help of others.  Looking foward to drawing with you all.

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  good evening
Posted by: barkeep - 12-10-2020, 10:58 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (4)

Hey everyone, I go by Barkeep on most things on the interweb.
but, my name is Mike. I've dawn/painted all of my life. 
I was talented as a kid, and have been a daily drawer for as long as I can remember.
for the last 10 years or so I have been doing digital work.
I started with Autodesk sketchbook 2011 and a mouse, then bought a Bamboo tablet.
then spent 6 years painting on my phone. (various Galaxy Note)
It was my Identity. 
I liked the fact that people couldn't believe that I could pull some of those drawings off on a phone.
- but, I see now that I was wasting precious time. I was never going to get work like that.
I am now learning how to use a full fledged art program. 
I mostly do character work in the Fantasy genre,
superhero stuff, and cartooning.

(I've never touched Photoshop)

I now use a Huion Kamvas 13 and clip studio paint.
occasionally Autodesk Sketchbook.
- I'm very fluent with the mobile version for Android.

looking forward to learning from you all.

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  Whats up :)
Posted by: mixedmax - 11-28-2020, 12:30 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (6)

Hey guys,

I thought it might be interesting to join this community, as I just started to build up a portfolio exactly ten days ago.

Actually I hate talking about myself, but still, here we go, this is an introduction after all. :)

I'm 27 yrs old, born in New York, raised in Germany, living in Munich, worked in filmproduction as an editor and now heading more and more into Creative Direction and that stuff.

Besides all of that, I never lost my love for drawing and painting, I mean after all, drawing was basically the first thing I was kinda good at as a kid and teenager, endlessly drawing comics and characters only a few of my closest friends got to see in the end, because I always ended up hating my own work.

So why not get this all started again and maybe see where this might go, even though I noticed I'm still my toughest critique. :)

I then started training in digital painting, which was completely new, doing some personal and quick character concepts and concept art stuff. Basically I kept training and studying day and night, while working on other projects at work.

So, now I'm not only here to share my progress, but maybe even to discuss some ideas and inspirations and get to know one or two of you guys. :)

Cheers, Max

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  Hello, hello
Posted by: leviktt - 11-23-2020, 03:58 PM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (2)

Hello all, my name is Diana. I stumbled across this forum while watching a YouTube video and I decided to try it out! It's really cool to see an art community actually try and help each other improve and I hope to contribute to that.

About me:

I'm 21 years old living in the USA. I'm currently going to school for Computer Science though I'll admit it's taking a little longer due to everything going on plus some personal things. Currently working in IT at my university. I'm usually a big concert-goer, though I'll be having to put that on hold for now. I love to play games (Switch, PS4, PC, and STILL my 3DS) with my boyfriend along with my little gaming group. Am also a big hiker as I grew up in the PNW!

I've been drawing since I was about 11 or 12. I copied a lot of anime styled art and went from there. Never learned the basics nor did I study anatomy so my progress continuously plateaued. I drew a lot of "original characters" and made up stories for them which I posted to Instagram. Since then I'd fallen out of art all together a few times, thinking that I would never improve. More recently I've picked up the pencil/drawing tablet again and realized that this is something that I am truly passionate about. Other people's art has also sparked a fire in me as I so desperately wish I were as good as my idols.

My current goal is to hunker down during these trying times and really put in the work that I was never really willing to before. Thanks everyone for reading!

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  Hi! I'm Atceterra
Posted by: Atceterra - 10-31-2020, 02:08 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (4)

Hi guys I got into this forum cause I saw Eytan Zana recommend this forum so why not give it a shot? I've started art since I was a kid but only now have seen the possible job oppurtunities it could possibly offer me. I've been really lazy doing art for some years now and maybe joining this forum might make me accountable and even level up my skills on the way. Might also get me out of my analysis paralysis whenever it comes to bigger art pieces

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  Hello everyone!
Posted by: Hyena - 10-21-2020, 02:15 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (3)


So I decided to join this forum after it being recommended by a friend!

I'm not an experienced artist at all - let's say I've ''properly'' drawn for like....3 weeks combined?! Started again like 3-4 days ago.

My approach is in detail and realism so you can tell I get some very ''funny'' results due to trying to draw like that with my lack of skill, haha.

But that's why I'm here! I'm looking to start showing my art more (even though you can't really call that yet) to get some criticism aka tips on what to improve on or try especially since I decided to get serious with drawing alongside Japanese.

Hope to gain lots of valuable artsy knowledge here and meet some nice people in the process here! :D

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