I'm new here - 17 years old, go to school, few experiences with drawing and even less with painting.
I found out that art is my passion at age ~15, and since then I am very interested in art history, especially in the art at the beginning of the 20th century. My artist idol is Amedeo Modigliani, I adore his style and the timeless beauty that he shows in his portraits. (But I also LOVE his sculptures) He was an extraordinary personality, and I feel very connected with him.
And for about a year, I am more and more attracted to the thought of being an artist, too.. For a long time, I thought "No, that's silly, art history is right for you, you don't have talent" - but when I think about it now - Why not trying? I'm confident that I have a little bit talent in really seeing things and I am in general an artistic personality (I also write for several years). Through my interest in art history, I've seen many excellent works of art and I hope that I have now enough courage and consistency to become the artist I want to be. Like my idol, I'm primarily interested in people and portraits.
I hope this was not too much - and I would be really happy if you could leave some tips on the daily practice for me :)
Here's a sketch I once made:
P.S. I'm sorry if my English isn't that good, I'm German and do my best! ;)
What I am seeking is not the real and not the unreal but rather the unconscious, the mystery of the instinctive in the human race.
Very nice sketch. Look at the free e-books on the site. They will help you. We visit Germany last year, loved it. I have done one painting, "Roofs, Gables and Dormers", from there so far, hope to do more. Keep going.