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Kick by Colorbind Kick by Colorbind
A personal piece I created to gather some of what I learned over the last couple of months. Now I feel like I need to work even harder!
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meperson94 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Woah. Very impressive.
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RoChocoChip Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you teaching yourself? 
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Colorbind Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
If I am self taught, yeah, but I have a group of artist friends that I can discuss art with :) If I teach, preferably not haha, I have more to learn than teach at this time.
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RoChocoChip Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the reply! That's excellent! I was asking because I am teaching myself and have been drawing for about 7 months. I spent about 3 months just practicing basic techniques like connecting lines, swirls, circles, ellipses, shading (different forms), developing a feel for form, basic perspective. This was all in pencil and pen. I also dedicated time to learning facial measurements and location, and also the human skeleton. At this point, I can pull up a picture and produce a satisfying replica and can create things from imagination to some extent, although I do need to focus more time on human anatomy and the human form to gain a better grasp of it as a 3D model in my mind.

All that said, (sorry a little long) I feel like I have a good handle on the basics of drawing and wonder what my self-taught curriculum should focus on now. Should I focus on anatomy and the human form at this point? I would like to know what you focused on after learning how to draw and shade and use correct technique, if it's not too much of a hassle :) (Smile) . Just looking for a little direction at this point because it seems like there is so much I could focus onCURSE YOU! lol Thanks!
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Colorbind Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Sorry for the late reply man.

It sounds like you are on the right track for sure, but there is very little I can say to how you should develop. It is important for you to have goals for yourself. Learning "how to paint" or "how to draw" are much too loose concepts. You have to find what you want to do, your driving force, the reason you want to create art. 
If you want to create characters, then focus on that. Environments, that, storytelling, that. And breaking those focus groups into smaller tasks. I think that you start to feel what you need to focus on when creating your pieces. If something is very hard for you, then you need to focus on that, learn it, then implement it. Take it step by step, dont rush it, and dont let people like me tell you what to do haha.

I feel that I am still on a journey, all aspects of my own art can and should be improved. I still need to study just like you feel like you do. So my one advice would be to find your focus, and simply focus on that. Dont try and learn everything at once, it will just become overwhelming, at least that is my experience.

The way I started off was to lock myself in my flat for about 2 years, just letting everything go because I really wanted to focus on my artwork. I realized that I sucked and needed to put in some serious time and effort into getting better. After those 2 years I grew a lot, but I still needed to and still need to work hard to improve and push the art to new levels.

Sorry for being so vague, and realize that this is just my opinion. If you want more concrete advice there are tons of tutorials and free lectures online from artist far superior to me that can give you a lot I am sure.

Best Wishes,

Johan "Buckster" Wahlbäck
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RoChocoChip Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, thanks for remembering! I think that was exactly what I needed to hear. I constantly felt overwhelmed when sitting down and trying to decide what I should work on. There is just too much. Perspective, value, faces, form, gesture, nature, anatomy, color, etc. I just had no idea how to start, but yeah, thanks, I will now focus on what I want to do in art and build around that like you said. Makes much more sense than trying to tackle "art" all at once. Wow, 2 years of focused art sounds great, although I'm sure it was difficult at times. Thanks for all your time and advice Johan, it really is a huge help!
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Colorbind Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
No problem at all, glad I could be of some assistance :)
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SG--ZILLIS Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
yes, work harder.

give us more!
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Puh! I shall try!
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litmanen1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just amazing nice dynamic pose great feeling of movement
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Thank you. Very fun piece to work on!
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:icontfsakon:
TFSakon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
I'm pretty sure it should have been preceded by 'Falcon'
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Haha, heck yes!
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Mingamia Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist

I--- :iconwoahplz:

your work is just so...

:iconclapplz: Wow!! :iconclapplz::iconclappingplz:

You've got another watcher, definitely

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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Haha, thank you very much for that lovely comment!
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gabrielwillames Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
amazing!!!
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Thanks!
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JulioCMiranda Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Epic isn't good enough to describe this.
Your depiction of initial destruction, of speed,
of scale...
i'll go ahead and say it anyway, though. 
Epic.
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Epic is a very nice compliment, thank you very much!
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:iconjuliocmiranda:
JulioCMiranda Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No probs!
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:icongenuinecelestial:
GenuineCelestial Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
kick ass!
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Seen both the first and second one :3 thank you very much!
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:iconrampagindragon:
RampaginDragon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Amazing
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconelliottmalchak:
ElliottMalchak Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Badass!
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Much appreciated!
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:iconangelicadonis:
AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that's amazing! Love the poses! Well done!:D
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Thank you very much. Posing the character is great fun!
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:iconpandaface:
PandaFace Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
holy crap, dude.
This is incredible.
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Thanks a lot! Was a bit of a struggle haha.
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TheDarkestCookie Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Wow, this is fantastic! So cool!!
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Thank you kindly.
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:iconmediars:
MediaRS Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student General Artist
this is awesome ^^ ';)
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Thanks!
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RatedB4Badass Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
What program do you use to make these?
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
That would be photoshop mate.
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:iconmrknobhead:
MrKnobhead Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wish I could do that.
Great work.
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Trust me when I say that you can mate. Just takes some time and a lot of work :3
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:iconmrknobhead:
MrKnobhead Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'll start training now.
Start at booting trees down then work my way up.
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:iconmpapa:
Mpapa Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thanks mate!
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:iconmpapa:
Mpapa Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
No prob..u really nailed the character, she's badass
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:iconbissounet:
bissounet Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
good job :)
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thank you very much.
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epicsaxguys Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
great

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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thanks!
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:iconminikikiart:
minikikiart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow this is incredible! I love it!!
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Thank you kindly, much appreciated!
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:iconbladebrent:
Bladebrent Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
That seems more like a Knee to the face than a kick but I dont think it matters.  Point is she knocked down a robot by hitting it in the face
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:iconcolorbind:
Colorbind Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Haha, knee, foot, you do what you can :3
Thank you.
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