Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch (first art)

Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch (first art)

Hey all,


i just bought few weeks ago the Bamboo Wacom Pen & Touch and had some beginning Problems with the Ubuntu 11.10 USB Drivers . after solving this Problems, i started to draw some circles to handle the pen in my hand, then i searched at youtube for some drawing tutorials

i found this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9PUDtVcWhY and this is the result


i wish i would have some more free time to play around with drawing.


Next what i want to draw, is some Gladiators. i thought about a scene.

2 Gladiators, one is kneeing other stands behind him and hold his sword on enemys neck. he is watching at the Organizer to the Podium. and the Organizer has his thumb down.

(sorry for my bad english but i hope you can understand a bit what i mean:D)

this image i want to use as a landing page for an open source gladiator browsergame "Legends of Rome",

my Problem is, iam just a Programmer with 7 years of Programming experience but not with Drawing.


So my Question is, how can i begin with those kind of images? i dont want to colorize it(well not now) the software iam using is Gimp and MyPaint.


Hope i can get some advise from experience drawer here.


Best regards blackscorp