At 9/11/11 06:51 PM, Otto wrote:
Amazing stuff, and really, 19?
Thanks! and yes... as of a week ago! :D
Can I ask what your shading technique is, and what you practised to hit this level?
I wish I could tell you, but I don't really know. I don't feel like I've mastered any sort of shading technique, and as far as I know I'm just filling in space. The only thing I set out to do when I shade is strike some sort of balance in values. As far as what I practice... well, I guess I don't really do anything that I would consider practice. I draw what I want to and reference what I need to in order to get the result I want. I guess it's how I combine learning with play. I have difficulty sitting down and knocking out tons of studies, so I just don't. I cross those bridges when I get there. I also draw a lot from other artists. In my sketchbooks you'll find a lot of drawings taken right out of the books of artists like Norman Rockwell to Disney to Justin Bua to Edward Gorey. I try out a lot A LOT of styles and I use what I learn from those experiments into my own art. I hope that answers your question. If not, feel free to ask another, and I'll try to answer better.
It's perfect, how you draw.
That's a very generous comment and I thank you a lot for it though I can't say I agree. :]
And by the way, I've checked out your thread quite a few times and I'm thoroughly impressed! And you're only 17!
At 9/11/11 07:01 PM, DooDooMeaT wrote:
its all so clean and wonderful...
Why, thank you. :]
So anyway, I've been in a rather bad mood the last few days, and today I finally decided to stop feeling sorry for myself and drew this. I feel better. I'm probably gonna have to redraw it outside of my sketchbook though, so I can shove it into my portfolio. Per usual, it got pretty sloppy towards the end, and that stupid cherry blossom tree! That's a disaster. Other than that, I don't hate it, and I'm redrawing it anyway... eh.