Hi! i’ll just start by introducing myself, my name is Alexandre, but you can call me Alex, i’m 21 years old
and i live in Portugal.
i feel i need to lay some backstory so you guys can understand where i’m comming and in turn know what advice to give me so i’m sorry for the long post.
Ever since i was little my uncle (on my mother’s side) was always an inspiration to me, he was an amazing artist, and seeing him create worlds with a pencil and sheet of paper always amazed me,
so i sat next to him and tried to draw what he did, seeing myself fail over and over got me to stop, and much like today i’ve never stoped wanting to be able to make other people feel with art like my uncle made me feel, like anything was possible with your imagination, a couple of pencils and paper.
i’ve always doodled all the way from being 7 years old till now, and when i was in high school all i could think about was how i wanted to be an artist for a living, drawing graphic novels, concept art, just being able to throw everything i think about into a piece of paper and make other feel what i felt while doing them.
that said i think from lack of not motivation per se but i get down when i do something and my favorite artists do all these amazing things and even people way younger then me that are so far ahead.
so i kept on drawing but with huge intervals in between so i didn’t really improve (i’ll post some of my drawings bellow so you guys can get an idea)
and i went around asking my favorite artists on DA what they did to improve (also saw interviews with artists i couldn’t possibly get a hold of)
and what 50% said was, study life, get model magazines and bodybuilding magazines and spend weeks drawing every face in there, then draw the torso with the face but no arms… and keep adding and keep studying anatomy from real life
the other 50% say if you can’t to draw comics study comics the same way i would study from life but from the “pages” made my other artists to get a more dinyamic feel to my art.
So you guys know more or who my favorite artists are i’ll post here a few
these are most of my top favorite artists
i think seeing them it’s pretty obvious what style i’m going for, but i also want to be able to change it around and draw diferent stuff.
i need to get myself in the game, i need to start devoting all my free time to improve my art skills
so if you guys have any advice elaborate on it and help me understand the road i need to travel in order to get there
i’m like a traveler in an unknow world asking for directions
here are some drawings i did (most i used reference from books)