-- I'm a hacker who happens to doodle, not an artist. I like getting better at things, though, so recently I made that process a bit easier by getting myself a wacom cheapie.Objectives:
-- I'd like to learn some sketching and some painting, but I have VERY little time; I have a full-time job and a nearly full-time startup project.Experience:
-- I've downloaded the Loomis books, and at one point successfully constructed a few heads. That's it. That's the extent of my experience. For the past few (many) years, the only doodling I've done has been with whiteboard markers.Why Here, Why Now:
-- I remembered the (amazing) critiques, paint-overs, criticism and pointed suggestions that this place used to dish out, and I googled myself on over here, hoping against hope that the AC was still alive and kicking. It is!
Angel of Bacon! Beav! Monk! Other usernames! ... Special frickin' Olympics! I was nought but a lurker, but your usernames are written on my brain as if in fire
So, I suck.
Here is a doodle to prove it, first time in OpenCanvas w/my brand new bamboo pen&touch.
I've decided I've just got to disconnect my sense of personal worth from the quality of sketches like this, or I'm never going to progress. That doodle sucks, but I wasted all the time on it I had available (about 10 minutes, plus 15 to set up dropbox and write this)
I have to run out for a few hours. When I come back I'll check this thread and hopefully have time to do another quick sketch.
I'd LOVE criticism and suggestions. Tell me why that ^^ sucks, tell me what I should be drawing instead of that, tell me how I should change it to make it not suck, any of that or other stuff (just please don't tell me to go back and read Loomis, or anything large/vague that can't be attacked in 20-minute sketches!)
Love you guys, and wow to that guy who has been drawing every day.