SKIP TO THE NEW STUFF!!! ... or not, whatever...
First let me say there is just some amazing artwork on these forums and it is SO inspiring browsing through everyones artwork.
This thread is a bit different from the other threads in that most of what I am submitting are exercises (EDIT: this statement is no longer true!). And alot of it simply isn't good. I know that I am still at the very early stages of my artistic ability and have not yet learned how to see properly... hopefully that will change throughout the course of this sketchbook.
I got very frustrated the other day with how much practice I have been putting into drawing and seeming not to get anywhere. I went to the library and picked up "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" and am going through the whole book and doing all of the exercises.
This thread will help me track my progress from my level of artistic ability right now to after I finish the book and on. I hope some people can find some interest in following along and I hope I can get some critiques.
The start of seeing as an artist....
This first page is the level I am at now. They are fairly quick sketches from about 10-20 minutes each. This will be what I will compare my sketches to when I finish all of the exercises. (TL - from imagination, TM - mirror, TR - life, bottom images - life)
The exercise was to draw the profile of a face and name each feature, then draw a mirror of it copying the contours.
These images were drawn upside down (all about shutting out the left brain and having the right brain take over).
Pure Contours: HAHA, funny stuff.... looking at the contours of different objects and not looking at the pad of paper.
Newer Stuff on later pages: