Who's that? It's me! I want to learn to draw well enough to effectively communicate my ideas through illustration.
I want to write a comic book, and do the pictures, too.
But I'm the distractible sort. Without focus, I flit from place to place, reading half a book here and another half there, losing myself for hours browsing YouTube tutorials, or staring in wonder at the beautiful work on Deviant Art.
A painting I did at age 8. ^
I sketch from life every now and then, scribble cute comics based on my life in my journal regularly, and do dozens of studies from popular mangas for a few weeks at a time whenever the muse strikes. Once in a blue moon, I'll take an afternoon, and pop out a painting. It's fun. But this kind of sporadic approach to drawing, is not conductive to mad improvement of drawing skillz.
If I want to develop my talent with a pencil, I need goals. And I need a plan. Hence, this post. I'm sure it will evolve as I begin to record my efforts. And I want it to--I hope to update this page with as many details as I deem helpful, and maybe link to blog posts featuring completed assignments.
The courses I plan to complete, supposing the first one goes well and I find myself enjoying art and eager to learn more, are as follows:
Did I just write that? I can't believe I'm actually making this public on the internet. It's scary. It's always scary to begin a new endeavour, at least for me. :P But I'm excited, too. And look forward to learning much. I'm sure I'll be doing a bit of journalling about this process, as well, which will undoubtedly include laments over my level of extreme suckthness. *MORE LATER* :D
The foundation for everything! This is where it all starts. As I would like to be able to realistically convey human beings and their environments, study of anatomy and perspective are essential.
Where perhaps one day I will put assignments, and so forth, arranged within a suggested schedule.
Comic Book Illustration
It is my intent to have developed the foundational skills necessary to start practising with mini comic projects by the time I begin this course. :)
I'll have more ideas by then, and add lots of interesting coursework--hopefully.
"I enjoy writing and drawing on paper, making things out of paper, and words and illustrations on paper in books (especially comic books) created by other people."