Hello to the artist community.
I am a 2D artist. I have been drawing since grade school but decided to take a more serious approach to my drawings sometime after high school. To be honest, I've always wanted to get fame and fortune through my drawings. I do not think that I am at a position to get fame or fortune with the drawing ability I have now. I do worry about fame and fortune from time to time. Even with anxious thoughts, I know that those thoughts are not to be worried at all at the current time. It can not hurt to dream.
I AM NO MEANS A PROFESSIONAL. One of my goals as an Artist is to heighten my ability in my own Anime Style. From experience, it is easy to make the archetype of drawing to look bad. From an observation, there is no need to make the stereotype look bad enough as it is already. I hope from improvement, I can make an Anime Style that can stand on my take on it. As well as an Anime Style, I plan on improvement on the basics and cartooning. A better understanding of the basics helps in general whether what type of art one does. Also the expressions from real life and cartooning should be complimentary.
PA is not the only place I go for my endeavors. I have established accounts on Newgrounds and a Deviant Art. I’ve also tried using Youtube. I am mostly ashamed of the DA and Youtube. I’ve made several accs on DA. I followed an early Wee-abo phase in middle school with DA. I try to not follow that model with my current DA. As for Youtube, I planed to gain fame and fortune with a vlog type artist thing with a used to be manga/comic but was really a webcomic as it was never intended to be fit in a book binding. Now that Youtube account stands as a personal account.
This comes to my next point that I want to be an active member of the artistic community. I find it that the DA community (that I can remember in the 2006-ish or so) is probably not what it is now. It is hard to make communication there. With NG, I’m trying to involve myself there as well. I tend to lurk A LOT. Most times I can not come up with words to say. I often believe what I may write down may not really contribute the conversation forward or really having no worth entirely. But improvement means being out of ones comfort zone at times.
My current projects now consist of a webcomic that I produce. I really produce it for the fun of it. I can not say it’s great but it is helping me understand how to use panels and digital painting. My other projects in my head remain till I can gain more confidence in myself. I produce my pictures traditionally then scan for digital painting.
My current webcomic project
My attempt at cartooning a scene of Gulliver's Travels. (This was uploaded at A REALLY LARGE SIZE)http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/ramenrider/gulliver-s-travels-shipwreck
A preferred example of my Anime Stylehttp://ziahy0nchume.deviantart.com/art/Sketching-1-346074175
A study on perspective and buildingshttp://ziahy0nchume.deviantart.com/art/Landscape-Study-2-345181331
Me having fun with a lightboard because why nothttp://ziahy0nchume.deviantart.com/art/CVS-King-Portrait-288596834