I've stalked a number of art sites over the years and have always loved viewing sketches and preliminary art. There is a great deal of raw energy that gets left behind from the sketch to a final polished piece that is very alluring to me.
I am always learning, and like in school you are driven to succeed and improve by the people around you. I believe that this is a great online community that achieves that same feeling of being surrounded and inspired by other artists even if we shall never meet in person.
I look forward to being more than just a stalker of these pages but a contributor not just with my art but with my own perspectives, suggestions and encouragement for my fellow artists such as yourself.
The images in this batch of sketches I did after poses from http://www.posemaniacs.com/ Just found this site today after following a link from someones page. I love this thing haha. Getting to sketch models from points of view you could never achieve in a studio is awesome .
But anyway, as you can see I am not really fast enough to draw the complete form in 30 seconds. I get distracted into details to quickly- which has always been a problem for me.
Second image with the set of 4 poses was done in 90 seconds... still get distracted haha.
Last set of sketches is from the negatives part of that site. I found this to be a lot of fun working up the opacity of my images and erasing to get my hard edges and adjust shapes.
If people have any suggestions or crits awesome, I am also always looking for more site references and what not it is all good!