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  Hey there!
Posted by: Ciprian Hanga - 11-18-2021, 11:00 PM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (2)

Hi everyone, I'm Ciprian but you can call me Cip.

I come back to drawing after a very long hiatus. I attended the art uni in my city back in 2015/2016 but had to drop out due to lack of funding. At about the same time I used to lurk on the Permanoobs forums where I had a sketchbook and posted my daily scribbles. When I had to drop out of school got into a bit of depressive state and quit drawing almost completely. I did some scribbles here and there (which I posted on my Instagram account), but even that halted about 2 years ago, with just one or two posts in 2020. Meanwhile I had also some changes in my life, switched a few jobs but now things are a bit more stable and I thought about rebooting my art adventure after so long, for no real purpose than to enjoy myself. In the past I would be very self critical and also impatient with my progress and often quit out of exasperation with my own lack of improvement.

Now that things are a bit more quiet and I'm a bit more mature I guess I want to give this another go, this time with no artificial pressure other than to improve and to enjoy myself in the process. I let go the "art persona" BS ego which had caused me so much mental issues and decided to just enjoy the ride. I'm now more than content to work a menial job and look up to my drawing time when I have time to spare, and I've come to terms with not even being considered "an artist" anymore. Life is to short to drive yourself crazy with arbitrary goals, it's better to just have fun with doing what you love and that's rewarding enough for me atm.

Anyway, I don't want to get too sappy, I'm just glad that I have found an alternative to PN and I hope to see you guys around! Check my Instagram to have an idea of what I was doing back then and I will start a sketchbook page to post my current explorations.

Ok, see ya soon!

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Posted by: Mor.eamhh - 11-15-2021, 04:10 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (5)

So excited to find this site, I’ve heard so many good things about conceptart.com during the good ol days and I’m hyped to find such a nice community here! I’m a 21yo student from the US studying concept art and comics in hopes of landing a job in environment design. I spend a lot of my free time drawing characters from the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I’ve been in along with painting studies, which I’ll post in my sketchbook thread at some point. Feel free to call my by my username or Mor :))
Can’t wait to develop my skills along with y’all!

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  Hello everyone :)
Posted by: bojstwo - 10-12-2021, 08:51 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - No Replies

Hello to all of you!

I'm just a random 21y.o. software developer from Ukraine that decided to dive into the drawing, art in general, and then into concept art. I've been studying art since beggining of 2021 and I'm looking forward to share here my progress and to grow along with all of you. Hopefuly someday I'll became more than just a begginer :)

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  Hello Everyone!
Posted by: Kilillan - 10-10-2021, 06:29 PM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (2)

I'm excited to be here, I used to be a lurker at CA nearly 20 years ago (when I was in middle school). After a 20 year hiatus I started drawing again about 6 months ago and it feels good. I hope I can make up for lost time

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  welcome a 40yo dino
Posted by: jaroslawdzedzej - 09-08-2021, 01:38 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (4)

Hi there!

Nice forum
My name is Jaroslaw I am a long time blender user and mostly working in 3d - but for around last 5 years I returned to drawing and painting (ink, paint and recently digital)

feels great to be back to these art forms


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Posted by: maggotjuicebox - 09-07-2021, 10:27 PM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (3)

yes hi hello!

I am a hobbyist form Sweden, looking to improve my craft! I am nowhere near the level of you guys but I guess y'all are stuck with me now ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

I am equally excited and terrified to be here to be honest lmao But I figured keeping a sketchbook here will be a neat way to track my progress!

See you around!

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Big Grin HI :DDD
Posted by: jasen - 08-19-2021, 02:24 PM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (2)

Hey, I'm Jasen! That's my given name with the "e" lol. I was looking for an online space top post my drawings since it seems like every other place I've tried is dead.

I like to draw just like you all and although I'm not a professional artist at the moment, I want to be a comic book artist as a career goal. Right now I'm in the early stages of developing a webcomic and it's going to be my first attempt at making a comic that I made for other people to see.

I like drawing people, but I'm not very good at drawing literally anything else in relation. So I'm hoping that I can improve in those areas while im here, and also it'd be cool to chat here I think.

alright, thats it from me mostly, I'll bookmark this website so I can come back to it again. Thanks for reading, and if you wanna ask anything feel free to PM me :D.

The attachments I provided are rough draft character sheets for the webcomic I am making. I'm gonna make some changes to them though so i think it's pretty safe to post them here.

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Posted by: Mutley - 07-30-2021, 12:35 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (2)


My name's Matt.

I work as a pixel artist professionally but my art fundamentals are still shaky. Working on tiny sprite graphics at low resolutions I can get away with a lot of crimes against anatomy and perspective but I'd like to improve. First to make my pixel work better, but also so I can take on other work as well.

So my plan is to get a sketchbook thread on the go and get in to the habit of regularly sketching and studying. I've floated around various forums in the past (was on CA, ImagineFX UK forum, Permanoobs) and have done life drawing classes on and off for years (shut down because of Covid at the moment...).

Hopefully I can make some progress here and maybe help out other members too.

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  CA lurker since 2003 to its dying days.
Posted by: PINExizi - 06-25-2021, 11:17 AM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (2)

I participated back in CA during its beginning a bit, but more of a lurker than anything. I come from a~ practical family, so wanting to do this for a living spun them for a loop. I'm back to fight their influence on my decisions though. Hope to make real progress here, and to be able to share my growth along with everyone else. 
Thank you for existing. 


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  Back for more
Posted by: Xeul - 06-15-2021, 11:27 PM - Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF - Replies (1)

Hello everyone!
I found this forum five-ish years ago, posted a few images, and then life ran away with me. I know, excuses are excuses and I plan on exercising discipline this time around.
I'm a brand new person, so I thought I'd post a new introduction thread. 
Who am I now? 
I'm a 37 year old stay at home mom, caring for a 1 year old. Still love metal, and a plethora of other music, but its no longer my sole personality trait Insane . I found out I am narcoleptic, so that explains so much about my lack of energy and commitment in the past. My free time is so much more sporadic now, but I tend to fill it with art more than I used to, and I'm determined to improve and grow FOR MYSELF, whereas I used to just want to impress other people.
My main medium was digital art, but I'm now going back to my humble beginnings and strengthening my traditional art. Currently I'm playing with toned paper, ohuhu markers, and colored pencil... and its just so much more inspiring. Limited tools tend to spark my creativity and push me farther than digital. When I picked up the pencil again for the first time in years, I realized my skill level was not on par with my digital art because I was too used to the shortcuts the medium provides. Now I have to actually take time to think about composition, proportions and colors whereas with digital I knew I could just change things with the click of a button.
My main goal is to start drawing regularly again, as I'm sure the rest will follow with consistent practice. I started a sketchbook for the first time since I was a teenager, which is a Big Deal because I often pushed myself to finished pieces with no real thought or practice behind them. I'm slowly becoming ok with my art not being "perfect" all at once.
I was doing pretty ok meeting my goals of drawing a little every day, but last month got derailed due to the traumatic loss of a family member. I figured I could either keep moping (which is totally valid) or I could use it as a kick in the ass to do the things I love, soooo here I am!
Thanks for having me back :D

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