Salutations, everyone! I found out about this Art Corner forum from its Deviantart page and decided to start my own thread of/for my art to get critique and feedback on it. Since Deviantart is not really the suitable places to get such feedback even if you do get “popular” and such.
What I shall post now and possibly in the future are more of practices and studies of the human anatomy rather than displays of my creativity because I wish and believe to have a good founding in my traditional media and knowledge of the human anatomy and so forth before I depict the form the way I wish to.
Therefore, I seek and appreciate your critique and feedback on these practices to improve my knowledge, rendering of the human anatomy and to be better as an artist.
I have been drawing in the Manga /Anime style for about a year when I was 15 and started on a more realistic/realism style when I turned 16 last year because I found out that you should learn the basic realistic structure of the human form or anything really to change it to your style. I have been trying to draw realistically for a year now and only knew about Andrew Loomis ,Burne Hograth and George Bridgman’s books in the last 6 months of that year and have been working with them ever since. Much more so with Andrew Loomis though because I could print his books (which I have in pdf. format along with Burne Hograth and George Bridgman's books) out more easily because of their lower page count.
I will be starting an Animation Course this year April however before that I have or had a long break and I wish to fully utilize that break to be more productive or be as productive as my laziness would allow me to. The Animation Course would have life drawing and such which would, of course, improve my core knowledge and skills however I do not wish to just wait till then.
Some artists I admire are: Andrew Loomis, Burne Hograth, John Singer Sargent, George Bridgman, Craig Mullins, Sons of The Storm (Team of artists for Blizzard) and countless others or others whose names I have forgotten. Although I do believe that an artist’s style just sort of happens naturally, and is a amalgamation of all sorts of different influences on an artist, I am specifically striving to having a more realistic style for my art, not 100% realistic / anatomically correct but leaning towards realism, great examples of such a style are Craig Mullins, Luis Royo, Frank Frazetta, Iain Mccaig and again other artists whose names I do not recall at this time.
My goal or goals as of now here is to achieve a strong traditional foundation of anatomy to help my art more greatly, to gain the ability to depict the characters in my head the way they are with good solid form and structure and to be a better artist. I also wish to become an artist or possibly an animator in the Entertainment Industry in the future.
I would really have to know more about values/tones/shading etc. Most of the drawings I do are line drawings and do not have shading. I have other qualms as well but those can be said another time, possibly in addresses to your feedback.
And again, your feedback and critiques would be greatly appreciated.