Aardvarkphil (Phil Williams)
Sketchbook (Please leave a comment so I may improve)
My name is Phil and I have recently started drawing, in April. I know it said in the original posting that people of an intermediate level were preferable. But, hopefully you won't mind a complete beginner joining up.
I get a profound enjoyment from drawing. It would be nice to think that with practice and dedication I could get to a stage where I could persue art as career. I feel this is a fair way off, as yet and as such have no detailed plans as to where or how this might work.
I have to balance a full time job, 40 hours a week, with 2 Hour night classes in life drawing(Mon & Tues), watercolours(Wed) and oils(Thrs). These give me some new ideas and techniques but not a great deal of direction. I can't really see my work improving. Or even any kind of consistent skill level emerging. This kinda steals from my motivation to practice with every spare minute I have. Being pretty much self driving I don't really know where I should be going. The people on CA have been great. I thank you all very much for the advice, crits and support ( keep it up PLEASE!). :yayca:
A closer and more consistent scrutiny of my work would, I feel that, really benefit me. Giving me the direction and nudge to get to where I want to be. Hence the application to Steve.
Week 1 Homework continued
Here's the portrait. It's the first I've ever done. I did mean to try 3 or 4 times for practice, but just didn't have the time. It seems to have lost something in scanning, but I think you get the idea.
When I had finished and stepped away from it. I released it looks awful. Nothing like the photo of my daughter, I was copying from. I can't believe that when I was drawing it I thought it looked ok. Perhaps it's just a matter of practice or maybe I approached it wrong. I was, kind of dismayed by it all really. I did post for some help, in the CA Lounge, before I started this assignment. I tried to remember what I had been told. I was also trying to remember Ron Lemen's tutorial too. Anyway it took just over 90mins(sorry didn't notice the time, only 96mins).
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Week 2 Homework continued
Here's the 30 min portrait. This was hard not enough time to really do or check anything.
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Haven't had a chance to do the other piece yet but hopefully get something done this week.