I basically got into 3D by accident. I was looking for game engine stuff to make a shooter game of my own, and stumbled onto Blender. I realised this was the perfect tool for making the stuff in my head come alive, and started learning.
I lack the ability to reduce a complex shape to its suggestive contours, so I had to wait until I could get a program to do the shading and contours for me before I could start to make art. 3D also suits my meticulous style and bottom-up (components-first) approach to making things.
I can't remember when I first started drawing; but from the stories my mom tells me about having parent-teacher conferences in kindergarden because of my drawings, you REALLY don't wanna know how I started off.
Anyway, I think it's important to enjoy your work, and I enjoy drawing, so...I'd have to say I've wanted to be an artist longer than I can remember...but my parents probably remember very well...
I've seriously been drawing stuff since before I can remember... I won a drawing comp when I was in prep, and one of the oldest memories I have is of me and my mum in front of the tv drawing a red horse ^_^
I got into anime which is the main thing I do now in Jan 2003, and anthro just recently
I started drawing very early, documented pictures are still around, I was 3 when I drew them. I started sewing when I was about..11 I'd say? Lots of crafty things there, around that age. This year I started sculpting...and next I hope to get into photography, if I can get a good camera that is.
I got into watercolors in 1995(maybe 96) when Chrono Trigger came out. Akira Toriyama's art boggled me..I had to find out what medium he used, and it very much looked like watercolor, so I tried it on for size. I love watercolors. Acrylic painting was started waaay back when..I used to paint t-shirts for friends. Haven't tried oils yet.. CGing was started in 95 with an ollld computer.
I'm trying to get into alot of forms of art incase that's not noticable.
Interesting, I didn't knew that you were into art that much.I have various other kinds of art too, but I'm not sure to post them here (any fanatic of the cubist or impressionist style here?? *cricket chirrip* ) XD
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well i dont consider copying how to draw animal books n such in 3rd grade being an artist, but i really got into drawing and anime around 8th grade X3 I was looking through an old anime magazine with sailor moon and pokemon in it and thats when i got reaaally back into SM and stuff. Cus we all know everyone watched it before school back in the day XD Im very happy i started drawing though, its a part of me ^_^ But my family always considered me the artist of the family when i was young, i like to disagree though >>;
Heh, I doodled a lot when I was younger. I think around age 6 or 7, or maybe 8, I began to draw stuff from the Pokemon handbook XD I did not copy though, because it was really frustrating for me (to this day even). Then I found DA a little after I started learning about the soon-to-be-released (at that time) Tales of Symphonia, and I really began to draw and develop my skill. That was one year ago. XDDD
around 7. when Super Mario 64 came out, i had this guide book. it had this picture of Peach and i started to copy it. i was never interested in drawing and i always hated it. i got into it when i was 11.
I was writing crappy stories since I was 3! I used to write about a sentance to a paragraph, then leave it. I really started writing fullscale (but never finishing) stories around first grade, I actually remember writing it in my little "Lisa Frank" notebook. If I look hard enough, I might actually find it again, you wanna read it when I do?
Hehehehe, nice.My great grandfather used to like a lot painting....too bad that most of his works were lost in WWII -_-;
Now my sister, one of my cousins and myself are the pseudo artists of the family XD
I started by coping the box art of Super Mario games,etc...Later I continued at drawing manga style thanks to some shows that appeared in 1995.These shows were Marmalade Boy and Slayers,that enjoyed me a lot...and I miss'em T_T.Dragon Ball never influenced me,curiously...
Ever since I had the ability to grip a crayon, I've been drawing. I still have some of my first picture ^_^ I remember when I was really little and my older brother had markers that I wasn't supposed to use because I was "too little" but then one time one of my friends was visiting and she encouraged me to just "borrow" his markers and there was no stopping me after that. I've also been VERY impulsive about acting on inspiration for as long as I can remember. One time I was at a friend's house and wanted to draw so badly that when we ran out of paper I drew on the rug. Her mom wouldn't let me come back for years after that lol. I started painting and sculpting in kindergarten and learned how to write by writing and illustrating books (mostly just illustrating and drawing a few letters at first lol). For some reason my older brother started out equally as artistic as me, but he lost interest in time. It was really weird when I was about 15 and suddenly far better at drawing than he was, but at the same time I miss drawing with him some times.
Aww, I can imagine you drawing at that tender age It's great that you still have your first pictures (like the one that you uploaded recently)
Hahahahaha, interesting XD I'm quite impulsive too. So your brother was an artist too; my little sister (who is currently 12 years old) draws and colors a lot too (and almost like me O_O ) I'm trying to encourage her to join DA but she thinks that she isn't ready yet to mantain a gallery....
Hahaha that's interesting that your little sister draws like you because I used to draw like my older brother did. He was sort of a role-model for me when I was younger. My little brother never got into drawing as much as my older brother did, but he draws a little bit, mostly Kirby fanart. Do you and your sister draw together? I wish my older brother would draw with me like he used to.
It is great that I still have my old pictures I was especially happy to find those ones because I thought my mom trew them out. I have pictures that are even older than that one, too-- somewhere in the attic I have stuff that I drew in the late 80's and early 90's and even some of the first books I made. When did you start drawing? Do you still have your oldest pictures?
Hmmmm.... its hard to suck at photography! I've seen so many people who are suprised at what they can accomplish with a camera, including myself at 15. As long as you have a steady hand, good perception, and imagination, you'd be suprised at what you can accomplish, for example, those rain pics with the sparkling drops.
I've been drawing since I knew I was supposed to sit to go to the bathroom...
So when I was little, I drew and people liked it, when I was about nine, I discovered the manga style with my friend Mariana (who is Japanese) and since then I've been drawing on paper with colored pencils. Never gave up of them! ^^
For me it was an on-off sort of thing. I enjoyed drawing when I was really little, like 4 and 5 but then I stopped and didn't pick it up again until 10. Then I stopped again and started at 12. But officially I've been drawing since 14 1/2.
For I remember I loved to do anything with art, either draw or piant etc since I was very little. Even if I didn't draw at one or two (lol) I've already fell in love with Japan Anime and other stuff already
I remember going to art classes after school.. mostly boring stuff that anyone could do. but i was noted as the "artist" in my circles. then my friends developped this amazing artistic talents for anime ect and i stayed mediocre (sp) i fell into a big hole where i wouldnt draw for years.. then i got into anime and loved it. i havent stopped drawing since..