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Err, I don't know why I can draw something pretty good one day, but for the next month my shit is ass. Ugh this ticks me off. I feel like I have not improved in the past two years.
 
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Posted this in the Art Self Study thread, but I think it might be a better fit in here, so I guess I'm moving my post.

Random, new Gorillaz fanart:

And, recently put my portfolio together. Would love some feedback and advice for someone starting out.

Thanks.
 

Loxley

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Man, book covers are a pain in the ass. After a lot of playing around with various compositions I finally finished putting together the cover for my coloring book. This is basically the culmination of the (nearly) two years it's taken me to create enough illustrations to make a whole book out of. It looks like the last time I mentioned this project in this thread was when I was only a couple of months into it. It's come quite a ways since then - time flies!

 

Servbot24

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Servbot: Love those. There's just the right amount of cool/creepy going on in them.
thanks man, your stuff is looking good too, got that mood going on!

I don't know if anyone ever considers themselves to be good, I still feel pretty insecure about my ability. But for what it's worth, I've gotten as far as I have by simply drawing a lot, and drawing with intention (meaning having specific learning goals when I draw rather than just doodling).

The other thing is that I really prioritize drawing, which is not always a good thing. I spend almost all free time I have drawing, which unfortunately means not enjoying my other interests, skipping social events, and even losing girlfriends. I'm a slow learner, so I feel that I need to do that. I think other people could probably get better than I am with less time, so don't worry if that sounds like too much of a commitment, lol :)


Anyways, here are some astronaut concepts I made yesterday morning. Nothing's better than drawing on a Saturday morning <3



And a vehicle:

 

arm812

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I finally decided to just start my comic even though my main character looks different through the first few pages lol. I'll go back and redraw those panels but this is how he looks permanently now.
 
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I finally decided to just start my comic even though my main character looks different through the first few pages lol. I'll go back and redraw those panels but this is how he looks permanently now.
Ah, I see you going for that anime look. I feel you bruh, I feel you.
 

xenoflux2113

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I can't believe I didn't know this thread existed until now. I've started drawing again very regularly since September after going to Salt Lake Comic Con, and helping a friend at a table in Artist Alley. I'm hoping to get my own table next time.
Here are my three latest pictures.

Some Guardians of the Galaxy

My favorite Doctor and Companion

A little Raven fan art
 

barik

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A little over a year ago I posted a topic about always feeling like you're living "towards" something, which is a obsession that ended up becoming my final project for my illustration study. It ended up becoming a 38-page comic in 5 different styles of illustration, with more on the way in the coming year (hopefully). You can check it out here, hope it's cool that I'm linking to it but there's no financial gain in it for me, I just want people to see it.

 
Hello ArtGaf! Now that I'm alt-employed I wanted to dive into 3D a bit more. I used Unreal Engine 4 to set up the scenes and then did some paint overs in Photoshop.

I sculpted this guy in ZBrush
Some 2D fan art for old times sake

Where do all the artists hang out these days? Instagram? Facebook groups? Everything got very segmented after conceptart.org.

I've probably posted it before, but I post a lot of work on my IG account if you want to follow me. Let me know and I'll follow back!

My Instagram
 

BotoxAgent

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thanks man, your stuff is looking good too, got that mood going on!



I don't know if anyone ever considers themselves to be good, I still feel pretty insecure about my ability. But for what it's worth, I've gotten as far as I have by simply drawing a lot, and drawing with intention (meaning having specific learning goals when I draw rather than just doodling).

The other thing is that I really prioritize drawing, which is not always a good thing. I spend almost all free time I have drawing, which unfortunately means not enjoying my other interests, skipping social events, and even losing girlfriends. I'm a slow learner, so I feel that I need to do that. I think other people could probably get better than I am with less time, so don't worry if that sounds like too much of a commitment, lol :)


Anyways, here are some astronaut concepts I made yesterday morning. Nothing's better than drawing on a Saturday morning <3



And a vehicle:

loving these concepts
 

arm812

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I'm pretty proud of this if I must say so myself. But I still have to continue growing. I'm trying to learn digital painting for my artwork to add to the repertoire of traditional art.
 

Shamrock7r

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Charcoal drawing of a Starman deluxe from Earthbound. I think I am totally shifting from Compressed to Vine/willow as my primary charcoal.

 
Cross posting from the indie game thread, should be applicable for some of you in here as well:

Hey guys, any suggestions of boards or places to post/trawl for indie jobs?

I just finished up a new art portfolio and I'd like to shop it to potential clients. I have been doing work for tabletop/rpg books for quite a few years now, and I've never quite managed to figure out where the best places to post/look for jobs for indie games is.

I just started to keep an eye on the Unity boards, but I am sure there are other good places to look for people posting paid work as well.

Here's my portfolio if you think that would help for telling me where to look. Usually I have done finished illustrations and concept art for the few video games I've worked on: https://michaelrookard.artstation.com/

One of my art acquaintances who happens to do a bit of video game art offered me the sage advice of : "move to Seattle". Needless to say, that wasn't very helpful!

Thanks in advance!