Well thank you, I'm glad to hear you enjoy my artwork. But I guess having a hobby is nothing thats very extraordinary. I've picked drawing as a hobby because I found that I enjoy it a lot, so to me, it's something special on a personal level, but I guess the same is true for everyone else and their hobbies as well. I don't have any illusions about being special just because I've made some progress over the years, because everyone who has fun with what they're doing does that.
Thank you again, it's really good to hear that my art is being liked, that's the greatest for an artist ^^
haha... based on your explanation, I guess you have drawn anthros for many years... and yup drawing is really enjoyable... I just envy with all artists who could draw OCs and blaming myself, "why I didn't start to draw earlier..."
hehe... your majesty... artists always need response, feedback and interaction... :3 and that's how to appreciate them. :3
Actualy, I've started drawing about 3 years ago, when I was 17 years old, so I too am not one of those artists who have drawn all their lives. Actualy, I'm pretty much a newcomer to this myself ^^. I really don't think that it matters a lot when you start to draw, as long as one just keeps at it, one can still learn anything. Of course, it takes a lot of time and effort, but on the other hand, everything that's supposed to turn out good does.
Okay, you've got a point there, feedback and response are always nice, thanks ^^ But please do not call me majesty or something like that, I'm not superior to anyone else, neither am I something special. Just a guy who likes his hobby, no more no less ^^
Well, it pretty much depends on how much time I have to spare and how much inspiration I have. In extreme cases, it can happen that I spend 5 to 6 hours a day with drawing, but those are really rare exceptions. Usualy, I suppose I draw about half an hour each day, and a bit more on the weekends and when I have a day off. As for how I learned, the most of it is really observation and imitation. For the very start, I used "The Lion King" as a reference, since that was the general style of art I wanted to go for. Watch the characters, analyse how they move, how their faces express emotion, try to understand how these characters are constructed, and then try to reconstruct that yourself, that's how I've done it. It's been frustrating at times, since my first pictures always turned out extremely awful, but that's completely normal for anyone starting to learn something new. Especialy in the beginning, it's very important NOT to throw away failed attempts of drawing. It's much more useful to compare them to the original and analyse where the mistakes are, so you can avoid them the next time. Also trying to use the principals of how a character is built with your own ideas is an important part of the practice. Try altering certain parts of the character and observe what effects that has. I've practiced all by myself for the most time, observing and analysing different artists and styles of drawing which I found interesting, but after some time, I was lucky enough to make friends with a professional graphicdesigner, who has given me some hints an advises from time to time. Still, professional training is absolutely no requirement. Observation and Imitation, that's what it's all based on.
I hope I could be helpful ^^ If you have any more questions, feel free to ask me, I'll try to answer anything if I'm able to Keep in mind though that I myself am still a beginner, and there are still a lot of mistakes I have yet to make.